We are driving positive economic, societal, and environmental change through innovation.
Our current cross sector innovation programmes
Innovate UK KTN’s Innovation Canvas is designed to help you create value from innovation and identify the changes needed to make your idea succeed. It provides a framework for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a specific project, identifying the most urgent challenges to overcome, and prioritising what action to take.
Innovate UK KTN’s Innovation Exchange is a cross-sector programme supporting innovation transfer by matching industry challenges to innovative companies from other sectors. It does this by putting large businesses with technical needs in contact with companies who have the right innovative solutions, for faster development of novel solutions.
Turning an idea into a scalable, commercial product is a challenge that faces many entrepreneurs, innovators and SMEs. Developing a new product, new functionality or new customer experience can be difficult and success may not always happen. 97% of hardware startups fail (compared with 70% of tech start-ups).
Design Foundations: Repairability
Opens: 30/10/2023 Closes: 10/01/2024
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2m for people centred and systemic design projects to inform and de-risk future R&D activity.
Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 12
Opens: 09/11/2023 Closes: 10/01/2024
UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.
Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP) 2023 to 2024 Round 6
Opens: 06/11/2023 Closes: 31/01/2024
UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £9 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits.
Related Events and Recordings
Women in Innovation 2021/2022 Success Stories
Read the success stories of our 2021/22 Women in Innovation and the personal journeys they’ve been on since winning their awards.
Innovate UK to launch report into future technologies with potential to power economic growth
Innovate UK is set to launch a new report exploring the technologies most likely to be important to the UK’s future economic prospects.
Programmes related to Innovation
Women in Innovation
Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation programme was launched in 2016 to address underrepresentation of women in business innovation and to encourage more of them to apply to Innovate UK’s funding opportunities.
The Young Innovators Awards are an annual competition from Innovate UK that finds, supports and celebrates young people with great business ideas.
Diversity in all its many forms matters, and great ideas can come from anyone.