Category: funding,Growth

Voctech Seed Fund

Our aim is to help improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce by funding digital solutions for vocational learning. We only fund activity that is ‘scalable’ through technology, ie projects that use digital methods to widen access to vocational learning. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE 14 March 2018

Ideas from Europe - Development and Scaling Call for Entrepreneurs
The European Commission has launched a Call for Proposals concerning the further development and scaling of Ideas from Europe (IfE), an initiative developed by the European Commission in close cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Economy and the SME Envoys. IfE is part of the European Commission's efforts to make sure Europe's entrepreneurs can scale their business ideas and do so in Europe. This Call is part of how the European Commission is looking into ways to scale the IfE initiative. Find out more, click here

DEADLINE: 15 March 2018

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

£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

£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.

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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