Innovation, Research and Development

Grants of up to £25,000 Available to Move to Digital Learning (UK) 30th March 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to vocational training providers who need to move to digital delivery methods in order to keep their learners engaged. The funding has been made available as existing face to face delivery models have been restricted, as a result of Covid-19 and the closure of training facilities. This is a very targeted funding programme aimed at projects that can be implemented quickly. The funding is available to cha...

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation (UK) 23rd March 2020

The Wingate Foundation has announced that the next deadline to apply is the 9th June 2020. The Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areras: Medical Research Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or the...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 20th March 2020

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), a scheme that helps businesses to innovate and grow. Up to £40 million in total is available for part funding of KTPs that will offer businesses the opportunity to access new skills and the latest academic thinking to help them deliver a specific, strategic innovation project. KTPs can last between 12...

Funding of Up to £500,000 Available to Encourage Female Innovators (UK) 19th March 2020

Funding of £500,000 is being made available to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators, helping them develop their ideas and expand their businesses. Grants of £50,000 each and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support are offered to female inventors to develop solutions that tackle major economic and societal change, such as climate change, developing new treatments and services for healthcare patien...

Funding to Make The Chemical Sciences More Inclusive And Diverse (UK) 10th March 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to individuals and organisations with ideas that will help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse. The funding is being made available through the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity Fund and will support innovative products, activities and research projects related to gender, disability, socio-economic background, language and the LGBT+ community. Initiatives supported i...

Cure Parkinson's Trust Grant (UK) 9th March 2020

Commercial organisations, appropriately qualified scientists or clinicians based in an accredited university or hospital in any country worldwide can now apply for funding for laboratory or clinical research projects. Projects should have the potential to advance knowledge that might lead to a cure for Parkinson’s disease or that represent a substantial advance in treatment. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust has a particular interest in projects...

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 6th March 2020

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 24th April 2020. The awards are specifically intended to encourage existing partnerships that have previously collaborated and jointly received funding. This can include the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher awards scheme or any other funded activity. Businesses in partnership with Higher Education I...

Funding to Accelerate the Use of 5G In Creative Industries (UK) 28th February 2020

The Government has announced that from early March, bidders can apply for funding from a new £30 million competition which will look at how 5G could boost creative industries including film, TV, video games, logistics and tourism. This is alongside announcing the nine projects who successfully bid for a share of £35 million from the rural and industrial 5G competitions. This funding comes from the £200 million 5G Testbeds and Trials Progr...

Value from Food Waste – Open for applications (England) 10th February 2020

Waste prevention charity WRAP has announced a new £500,000 fund to support new projects that can demonstrate the commercial potential of biochemical processing options for high-volume challenging / hard-to-tackle streams of wasted food. Partnerships between industry and research organisations can apply for grants of between £20,000 and £100,000 to identify new viable options that can be brought to operation to minimise food waste and relea...