Innovation, Research and Development

Latest Edition of the Grants Online Funding Insight Newsletter Now Available to Download 19th August 2019

The Funding Insight Newsletter is now available to download. The Funding Alert Newsletter summarises the latest funding opportunities to have featured on the Grants Online website and is circulated to our subscribers on a weekly basis. This weeks Newsletter contains 35 pages of the latest funding news.

Innovation Voucher Scheme - Follow on Funding (Scotland) 6th August 2019

The Scottish Funding Council has announced that the next deadline for applications under its Follow on Innovation Voucher Scheme is the 30th August 2019. 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...

Commercialising Quantum Technologies - Apply for Funding (UK) 30th July 2019

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £33 million to work with others on developing new products and services that exploit quantum technologies. Projects must aim to speed up commercialisation of second-generation quantum technologies and should address at least 1 of the following areas: connectivity and techniques for securing data in storage and in flight; situational awareness including autonomous systems; sensors and detectors for the...

Businesses can Apply for a Share of £30 Million to Make Manufacturing Smarter (UK) 29th July 2019

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has up to £30 million to invest in projects that use industrial digital technologies to transform manufacturing productivity. The competition aims to support projects that can achieve short-term impact and rapid technology development through industrial digitalisation across a range of sectors from aerospace to food and drink and pharma. They should fit into one of 4 themes: smart, connected factory, in...

Business and Academic Partnerships: Apply for Funding (UK) 25th July 2019

Businesses across the UK are being invited to collaborate with an academic or research organisation and a graduate 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 l...

Seafood Innovation Fund Opens for Applications (UK) 25th July 2019

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has launched a new £10 million research and development fund to encourage innovation in the UK fishing and seafood industries. The Seafood Innovation Fund will provide grants of up to £250,000 to foster, encourage and financially support innovative technologies and methods to support more sustainable and productive fisheries and seafood production. This call will provide support to feasib...

Funding Call: Knowledge Frontiers – International Interdisciplinary Research (UK) 18th July 2019

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop international interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and / or medical sciences, with a focus on hazard and risk, cultures of forecasting, and the meaning of resilience. The purpose of each project will be to develop new international research ideas. The Academy particula...

£10 Million Available to Work on Highly Innovative, Late Stage Projects (UK). 16th July 2019

Micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for a share of £10 million in loans to support cutting-edge innovations become successful commercial realities. The funding should be used to develop new products and services, or highly innovative uses of existing ones. Applications can come from any technology and in any part of the economy, as long as they are sufficiently disruptive. Projects must focus on commercialisation, growt...

2020 GSK Impact Awards Now Open for Applications (UK) 10th July 2019

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for registered charities working to make a positive difference to community health in the UK. Funded by British pharmaceutical company GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund, the awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million. The o...

New £3.5 Million Fund to Develop Data Access and Sharing Methods (UK) 8th July 2019

UK Research and Innovation has announced that it will invest up to £3.5 million to develop responsible data access and sharing methods in the accountancy, insurance and legal services sectors. The first part of this competition involves individuals participating in a 3-day residential Innovation Lab to develop their collaborative proposals. Applicants are invited across a range of disciplines and backgrounds to create project teams – consor...

New Funding Round of Greenshoots Investment Initiative Launches Soon (England) 2nd May 2019

A new round of an investment initiative that enables independent games developers from the English Regions (outside Greater London) to kick-start the development and release of a new game launches on the 21st May 2019. The Greenshoots Fund supports games companies in early stage development and helps to stimulate the wider games industry. Previous recipients include Nottingham-based Pixel Squad, whose game Crime Coast, featured prominently acr...

Research Small Grants Programme for Hospices (UK) 11th April 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available to full members of Hospice UK (Adult or Children’s hospices) to undertake a small research project. Research projects supported will offer practical research that includes patient and public involvement and offers results that may be shared through open access publications. The research may take place over up to two years, however no more than £500 will be granted in total. This is an open call with limit...

Government Announces £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge (UK) 18th January 2019

Up to £60 million of public funding is to be offered to business innovators in the UK for research and development projects aimed at developing waste-based plastics. The funding will also be used to support concepts which would enable manufacturers to use a higher proportion of recycled content in their plastic packaging. Offered through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and delivered by UK Research and Innovation, the first round of the...

Government Re-Launches and Extends Better Broadband Scheme (UK) 14th January 2019

The Better Broadband Scheme has been extended for a further year until 31st December 2019. The scheme offers a subsidised basic broadband connection to businesses and private dwellings where occupiers are unable to access download speeds of at least 2 mbps, and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband rollout within the next 12 months. The subsidy can be used to fund a variety of technology solutions, including satellite, 4G and fixed...