Open programme funding competition round 1 - for all sectors

Posted on: 30/04/2018

Proposals for Innovate UK funding can come from any area of technology, science or engineering, including arts, design, media or creative industries.

The government has launched an ambitious Industrial Strategy. The strategy sets out a long-term vision for how Britain can build on its economic strengths, address its productivity performance, embrace technological change and boost the earning power of people across the UK.

To address the challenges raised by the strategy, we have allocated up to £20 million to fund innovation projects in this Open competition.

There is also the opportunity to apply for a separate, independent competition, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

Total eligible project costs must be within the following ranges:

  • Project duration between 6 and 18 months: total costs must be between ¬£25,000 and ¬£500,000.
  • Project duration between 19 and 36 months: total costs must be between ¬£25,000 and ¬£2 million.

Projects can focus on:

  • feasibility studies which may include market research
  • industrial research
  • experimental development depending on the challenge identified and proposed solution

Depending on the size of your business and the type of research or development, up to 70% of the project costs can be covered by the funding.

For more information, visit our funding pages.

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