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).
Innovate UK Smart grants: June 2023
Opens: 15/06/2023 Closes: 27/09/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m for game changing, commercially viable R&D that can significantly impact the UK economy.
Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 11
Opens: 14/09/2023 Closes: 08/11/2023
UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.
Innovate UK BridgeAI: AI Solutions to improve productivity in key sectors
Opens: 27/09/2023 Closes: 08/11/2023
Apply for a share of up to £32m for innovation projects that can improve productivity in key sectors through the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
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Women in Innovation 2021/2022 Success Stories
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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.