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
- SBRI: *Organisations* including public sector and businesses too, can apply for a share of up to £10 million, including VAT, to help UK businesses and the public sector recover from COVID-19 in a sustainable manner. https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/654/overview#summary
- Grant funding: UK registered *businesses* can apply for a share of up to £55 million for new projects focusing on sustainable economic recovery from COVID-19. https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/651/overview#summary
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
- 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 (email@example.com ). Application deadline 4th April 2021.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.