Innovation Funding

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With a strong business focus, this scheme works by driving growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation.

They connect businesses to the partners, customers and investors that can help them turn ideas into commercially successful products and services and business growth.

They fund business and research collaborations to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into research and development.

Their support is available to businesses across all economic sectors, value chains and UK regions.

Eligible projects

If you’re a UK-based business or research organisation, you may be able to compete for government-backed funding to:

  • research and develop a process, product or service
  • test your innovation ideas
  • collaborate with other organisations

Innovation funding competitions

Organisations can apply for a funding opportunity. Each opportunity has its own eligibility criteria and scope. Opportunities are available through the Innovation Funding Service, where you can find out more about funding opportunities and which ones may be right for you.

Click the link below to explore the range of active innovation funding competitions and apply.

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