​Grants and Funding Opportunities


Innovation Competition Calls: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/search

Biomedical Catalyst 2020: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/623/overview
Deadline 7 October 2020, £30M grant funding available to UK Health & Life Science SMEs

Innovation Continuity Loans: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/innovation-loans-what-they-are-and-how-to-apply
To fund late stage project between £25000 and £1.6M, call for application have been extended, information here: https://ukri.innovateuk.org/ICL 

Innovate UK Sustainable Innovation Fund

A useful guide on how Innovate UK asses funding applications: http://images.info.innovateuk.org/Web/InnovateUK/%7B6683a6e6-86e5-42dd-b...


National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Measurement for Recovery (M4R). A programme offering up to 20 days of advice and facility support to help solve analysis or measurement issues that cannot be resolved using standard technologies and techniques. Information about application here: https://www.npl.co.uk/measurement-for-recovery?utm_campaign=M4R&utm_source=Affiliates&utm_medium=General&utm_content=Launch



UK applicants are still eligible for Horizon 2020 funding, more information here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/horizon-2020-what-it-is-and-how-to-apply-for-funding

More information on the next funding streams will be available later.



Digital Technology Grants for Business

SMEs based in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can apply for £2,000 to £10,000 of grant funding to cover up to 80% of their total project costs (excluding VAT).

Information on eligibility and how to apply here


New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is providing small grants to innovators/SMEs that are based in Norfolk or Suffolk. Mor information: https://newanglia.co.uk/small-grant-scheme/


Hertfordshire Science Partnership offers 6 - 12 months collaborative R&D projects for SMEs

  1. Fast-track Research Projects: A 12 month research project within pharmaceutical, clinical and life sciences or agri-tech and emerging technologies in food, farming and the environment to develop any area of the company’s R & D. The project is 75% funded by HSP and 25% by the applicant. The employed graduate obtains a Masters qualification-ideal for upskilling existing staff or for identifying new talent. For further details and on how to apply see here or e-mail me (s.rahman7@herts.ac.uk ). Application deadline 4th April 2021.
  1. Therapy Accelerator: A 6 month fully HSP funded research project to facilitate development of a new therapy, diagnostic or medical device. The funding supports the salary of a post-doctoral researcher and consumables. Application deadline: Summer 2021-initial enquiries to s.rahman7@herts.ac.uk.