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Grants for charities to develop websites and Facebook advertising
Transform Foundation aims to encourage investment in digital technologies, skills and marketing in the charity sector. Offering grants to charities (with annual revenue between £350,000 and £30million) to develop websites and advertise through Facebook. Find out more, click here
DEADLINE: On going

Horizon 2020: EU Research Programme
EU funding for large-scale, international collaborative research projects. New work programme for 2018-2020: UK businesses, universities, public bodies, charities and healthcare providers can still participate. Find out more, click here
DEADLINE: On going

Horizon 2020 Live longer, better, healthier: new innovation funding
£300 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund will support our ageing population, with opportunities for businesses and researchers to work together. Find out more, click here
DEADLINE ongoing

Chancellor Announces £67 Million for Full Fibre Business Broadband
Businesses across the UK are set to benefit from a £67 million investment in faster internet connections, the Chancellor Philip Hammond, has announced. Find out more, click here 

Innovate UK Launches Strand 1 Health and Life Sciences Sector Competition
Through this competition, Innovate UK (IUK) is investing in innovation projects that inspire new products, processes and services that address challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS). The aim is to develop innovations that lead to increased agricultural productivity, enhanced food quality and sustainability or improved healthcare outcomes. Find out more, click here
DEADLINE: 28 March 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

Applications Open for Techstars London Summer 2018 from Companies across the World
Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market, wherever they choose to build their business. With numerous mentorship-driven accelerator programmes worldwide, Techstars exists to support the most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey. Find out more, click here
DEADLINE 8 April 2018

Upcoming Application Deadlines for Lean in Europe Visits
The Lean in Europe (Driving Competitiveness) programme from the EU-Japan Centre offers visits to leading European factories to see world-class manufacturing principles in action - to inspire and help EU businesses to adopt best practice techniques. To find out more, click here 
DEADLINE: 6 and 13 April 2018

£35m IUK Launches Digital Health Technology Catalyst 2018 Round Two Competition
The Digital Health Technology Catalyst is a £35 million competition, funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund over a four-year period. The UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK (IUK), has launched the second call of the Fund to support projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges. Find out more, click here
DEADLINE  18 April 2018

UK-South Korea Smart Energy Innovation Collaboration Competition 
The UK-South Korea Smart Energy Innovation Collaboration Competition allows UK companies and project teams to apply for a share of up to £3 million to develop innovative smart energy solutions on a collaborative basis with partner companies or organisations from the Republic of Korea (South Korea). To find out more, click here
DEADLINE for registrations is 26 April 2018

VOOM PITCH 2018 Opens to Entries with £1 Million in Prizes for the Best UK & Ireland Start-ups
Virgin Media Business is looking for entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to Sir Richard Branson, giving them the chance to win various a share prizes from an overall pot of £1 million, coupled with valuable PR. Find out more, click here
DEADLINE 8 May 2018

£15m New fund to develop innovative ideas
Innovate UK has announced a new fund to support small and medium-sized businesses to develop innovative ideas. To compete for a share of the £15 million fund, applicants must demonstrate that their project is innovative and will lead to new products, processes or services. Projects must last from six months to three years and have total eligible costs of between £25,000 and £1 million. Innovate UK has also announced a £10 million fund for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, which connect UK businesses with an academic or research organisation and a suitably qualified graduate to work on innovation projects. To find out more, click here
DEADLINE 9 May 2018.

Innovate UK Launches Second Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Fund Call
Innovate UK (IUK) is now accepting applications for the second round of the Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Fund; a £10 million competition funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) that will support innovative projects in medicines manufacturing solutions.Find out more, click here
DEADLINE 9 May 2018

Up to £150k grant for local community capital projects
One off grants scheme in 2018 to support Capital projects that will benefit local communities across the UK. Grants range from £30,000 – £150,000. Find out more, click here
DEADLINE 30 June 2018

Government Promotes Agri-tech Revolution with £90m for Transforming Food Production
UK businesses can make connections and find out about £90 million of investment to improve food and farming, as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Find out more, click here

€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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