Category: funding,Investment,Finance

£10,000 Start-up Challenge Business Competition to Invest into Young Entrepreneurs
The Start-up Challenge Business Competition has been established to support aspiring entrepreneurs aged 16-30 years old. It offers participants an opportunity to win up to £10,000 of investment to start their own business or grow an existing one. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 17 December 2017

Tech for Good to Run for a Third Time

The funding is for projects at any stage of development, with solid user-centred research, a clear problem to address, and a compelling digital solution to achieving this. The technology may be simple or cutting edge. The funding is for new products and services that can be shared with the wider not-for-profit sector. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 20 December 2017

Pearse Lyons Accelerator Re-opens with Investment Opportunity for Agritech Start-ups

The funding provider, Alltech, will allocate €15,000 to five companies to cover travel, accommodation and living expenses throughout the programme. Upon completing the accelerator, start-ups may pitch for equity investment. Successful businesses will also receive 'perks' that are valued at over €300,000. Find out more, click here

Deadline: 22 December 2017

£2 Million Building Thermal Efficiency Innovation Fund

BEIS funding supports, through capital grants, the development and demonstration of innovative technologies, processes and business models that can be widely deployed to improve the thermal efficiency of existing UK buildings. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 2 January 2018

UK Announces £10 Million Innovation Loans Infrastructure Systems Funding Competition for UK SMEs

Loans are being provided to UK SME businesses to commercialise innovative technologies in infrastructure systems projects. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 10 January 2018

DEFRA £50K Competition Launched to Boost Food & Drink Business Innovation

The winners will be those who demonstrate their ideas are novel, achievable and support business growth. The money will allow food producers to invest in a range of innovative projects, such as reducing the use of water in growing vegetables, and creating new business opportunities. To find out more, click here

Deadline: 12 January 2018

Government Announces £3 Million Fund to Develop New Airport Screening Innovations

The competition is looking for proposals to improve the ability of preventing explosives, hidden within electrical items in passenger baggage, from being taken on board an aircraft. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 17 January 2018

John Brabourne Awards Accepting Applications from Up-and-Coming Film and TV Talent

£15,000 awards available to successful applicants to benefit from professional support and talent development from The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF). The CTBF Grants cover production and development finance, post production and festival distribution, living and travel expenses, childcare, tuition fees, short training programmes and secondments. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 31 January 2018

Innovate UK Announces £19M Sector Competitions in Manufacturing and Infrastructure Systems

Funded projects will target opportunities that offer significant changes in productivity and cutting-edge innovations. The competition has two strands: a manufacturing and materials strand, and an infrastructure systems strand. Find out more, click here

Deadline: 31 January 2018

Electric Vehicle Charging, Sustainable Energy Solutions SBRI Competition - Phase One Open

Projects should offer smart grid, storage and generation capabilities, to overcome the current limitations imposed by EV charging infrastructure. The solution should incorporate renewable on-site generation, battery storage, bi-directional smart meters and an innovative software system. Each of the technological components should complement one another. This will create a closed-loop, innovative EV charging solution with smart grid, vehicle-to-grid and capacity management capabilities. To find out more, click here

Deadline: 7 February 2018

European Maritime & Fisheries Fund: Sustainable Blue Economy

International partnerships to make innovative marine technologies market and investor ready or tackle marine litter. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 8 February 2018

EUREKA: PENTA Call 3 Launched

PENTA is a EUREKA Cluster supporting innovation in micro- and nanoelectronics enabled systems and applications along the entire electronics value chain as described by the new ECS Strategic Research Agenda. The focus of Call 3 will be Transport & Smart Mobility, Health & Well-Being and Digital Industry, although projects in other areas will also be considered. To find out more, click here

Deadline: 13 February 2018

Entries are Now Open for the Inaugural Ray Fitzwalter £4,000 Prize for Investigative Journalists Combating Fake News.

The award recognises the outstanding investigative journalism outside London. The winner will receive a £4,000 cash prize to be partly spent on a future investigation during 2018, alongside the opportunity to be mentored by a panel of distinguished investigative journalists. To find out more, click here

Deadline: 14 February 2018

World Anti-Doping Agency - Call for 2018 Science Research Grants Open

WADA issues a call for proposals for its 2018 Social Science Research Grant Program. For the 2018 Program, in addition to the topics below, WADA’s Education Committee is making an open call for proposals.

  • Measuring the effectiveness of existing anti-doping interventions and strategies
  • Understanding the experience and role of athlete support personnel in the pursuit of clean sport and doping prevention 
  • Understanding how athletes and stakeholders view the legitimacy of anti-doping rules and the wider anti-doping system

For more info click here

Deadline: 15 February 2018

Clean Sky 2 Programme - Seventh Call for Proposals Now Open

A Joint Technology Initiative (JTI), a public-private partnership that brings together companies, universities, public laboratories, innovative SMEs and the European Commission to develop and demonstrate breakthrough technologies for the civil aircraft market and to cut aircraft emissions and noise. Find out more, click here

Deadline: 27 February 2018

Applications Open for Mülheim Water Award 2018


People or institutions from Europe can apply with innovative procedures, products, concepts and new findings with a strong focus on practical use and application within water management. Application-ready solutions to meet future challenges in water systems and water analysis will also be accepted. Find out more, click here


Deadline: 27 February 2018

Second Active and Assisted Living Smart Ageing Prize Launch

Entries need to focus on social participation and quality of life, with the aim to enhance the networks and social experiences of older adults in the real world through innovative digital technologies. Find out more, click here

Deadline: 30 March 2018

$2 Million International GoFly Competition Open for Innovators to Create a Personal Flying Device

The aim is to foster the development of safe, quiet, ultra-compact, near-VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) personal flying devices that are capable of flying twenty miles while carrying a single person. Find out more, click here

Deadline: 4 April 2018

€2.7 Billion in H2020 Research Funding for Information and Communication Technologies

The 2018-2020 Industrial Leadership Information and Communication Technologies (LEIT) Work Programme covers ICT technology in a comprehensive way, covering technologies for Digitising European Industry, HPC, Big Data and Cloud, 5G and Next Generation Internet. Find out more, click here

£21m to boost UK’s world-class tech sector and spread the benefits across the country 

The UK’s world-leading tech sector will go from strength-to-strength after plans unveiled today set out a £21 million investment to create a new national network of regional tech hubs in areas across the country, including Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Birmingham.  Find out more, click here



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