Category: Financeinvestment

Theresa May Announces £2.5 Billion British Patient Capital Fund to Invest in Innovative UK Firms
The Government wants UK technology companies to benefit from public funding and greater access to talent and data. In response to this desire, Prime Minister Theresa May announced a range of measures designed to boost the tech sector at the 2018 London Tech Week. Among the measures set out is the British Patient Capital (BCP) Fund.To find out more, click here

IUK Launches Plastics Innovation: Towards Zero Waste Competition
Innovate UK (IUK) is the UK's innovation agency and, as part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) works with people, companies and partner organisations to de-risk, enable and support innovation, and promote UK economic growth.Find out more, click here

Deadline 8 August 2018

Cyber Security Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for 2018 Wayra NCSC Cyber Accelerator
The Wayra NCSC Cyber Accelerator is an initiative bringing together GCHQ and industry expertise to develop new cyber security technology. Applications are invited from cyber security start-ups to join the nine-month programme, based in Cheltenham for three days a week.To find out more, click here

Deadline 10 August 2018

Join the Future Cities mission to China

26 - 30 November 2018 | Shenzhen, The Greater Bay Area, China

Led by Innovate UK, the Future Cities Missions are designed to offer a unique opportunity to UK entrepreneurs to build new business collaborations overseas. This is a 5-day programme please click here for more details and to register.

Application Deadline: 17 August 2018

IUK Launches August Expressions of Interest for UK Aerospace Research & Technology Programme 

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Innovate UK (IUK) and the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) are seeking applications for innovative aerospace projects.

To find out more and to register, click here

Deadline: 22 August 2018

IUK Launches Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Humans SBRI Competition

Through the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) process, the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK (IUK) is administering the ‘Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Humans Competition’ on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). To find out more click here

The competition is now open with a deadline for registrations of 22 August 2018 and a closing date week later, on 29 August 2018. Small Business Grants Initiative - August Applications Invited

The Small Business Grants Initiative gives promising new businesses the opportunity to receive a cash prize to help them become established and grow their operations into successful enterprises. To find out more, click here

Applications must be submitted by 31 August 2018.

Business Basics: boosting SME productivity (proof of concept strand)

In this competition strand we are funding proof of concept projects aimed at encouraging SMEs to adopt productivity-boosting technology or business practices.

To find out more and to register, click here

Deadline: 4 September 2018

IUK Launches £6 Million Investment Accelerator: Innovation in Precision Medicine Competition

The Investment Accelerator: Innovation in Precision Medicine Competition provides simultaneous grant funding and private venture capital investment for early stage projects led by UK companies undertaking activities in precision medicine.

To find out more and to register, click here

Deadline: 26 September 2018

Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers for Businesses to Improve Information Management - Final Deadline

The Data Analytics Innovation Voucher (DAIV) programme offers businesses an opportunity to explore their managed data and address potential problems, with the support of university researchers. Participants will have up to £6,000 to work with experts across the Universities of Essex, East Anglia, Kent, and the London School of Economics

To find out more and to register, click here

Deadline: 30 September 2018

Anglo-Japanese Small Grants Available
This Foundation's purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan.  It does this through scholarship and grant-giving programmes, and a year-round series of events at its headquarters in central London. To find out more, click here

Deadline 30 September 2018

Applications Open for 2018 EEF Photography Competition
The EEF Photography Competition has opened for 2018, with a mission to garner images that present a picture of contemporary manufacturing which can give the sector greater visibility and change the misconception that 'Britain doesn't make anything anymore'. The challenge is to capture images through engaging and inspiring photography which reflects today's modern UK manufacturing sector.To find out more, click here

Deadline 30th September 2018.

Inspiring businesswomen: get funding for your innovation

There is up to £400,000, mentoring and business support for 8 female entrepreneurs to help them reach their full potential and change the face of innovation. To find out more from click here

Deadline is 3 October 2018

Multimorbidity in the UK population: understanding disease clustering.

The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are issuing a joint call for research projects into disease clustering in multimorbidity. Awards of up to £600,000 (funders' contribution) are available for up to 36 months.Find out more, click here

Deadline 9 October 2018

IUK Announces Productive and Sustainable Crop and Ruminant Agricultural Systems Competition

Innovate UK (IUK) has announced details of an upcoming competition to invest in business-led innovation projects that aim to improve productivity and sustainability across UK crop and ruminant production systems

To find out more and to register, click here

Deadline: 24 October 2018

Funding Project: WHE-STORVAL  (Waste HEat Recovery, STOrage and VAlorization) [provisional]
University of Picardie, are looking for funding partners. This project is about Specific objective 2.1 Increase the development and uptake of existing or new low-carbon technologies in the sectors that have the highest potential for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. They are looking for potential partners defined as: Professional organisation in the field of energy, SMEs with experience in waste heat recovery and energy efficiency, Industries and industrial areas as heat producers or end-users, Councils with interest in energy transition plan, Universities/R&D centres with research activities related to the above topics. Please contact Dr M. CHADLI on or email Agi Musset Interreg facilitator on –

Start date  October 2018

Deadline Spring 2023

Project: ResponsiblE pharMacy practicE anD societY (REMEDY)
University of Portsmouth, UK are looking for funding partners. This project is about Specific Objective 3.2 - Enhance and protect coastal and transitional water ecosystems “pioneer utilising the role of the pharmacist to manage the impact of pharmaceuticals on the environment.”  They are looking for potential partners defined as: Universities, research institutes, professional pharmacy organisations, commercial pharmacy organisations, pharmacy businesses, organisations involved in environmental toxicology, socioeconomic aspects of health and illness, public health and antimicrobial resistance. Please telephone Helena Herrera of University of Portsmouth on 00(44)2392845665 or email Christelle Pereira - Interreg facilitator on   

Start date October 2018

Deadline Spring 2023

Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme

Subsidised broadband installation for businesses in the UK that cannot access an affordable broadband service with a speed of at least 2MB per second. For the online application form, click here. To view the Grantfinder website click here

Deadline: 31 December 2018

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

Low Energy Offices - Interreg France (Channel) England funding programme
The project idea is to develop and demonstrate cost-effective solutions to achieving retrofits of multi-storey commercial buildings that achieve substantial carbon reductions of 60%> through a whole-building solution.  The project will, for the first time, demonstrate the Energiesprong approach in the office environment. To find out more, click here

Deadline Ongoing

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 Ongoing

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 Ongoing

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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