Category: Financeinvestment

Government Announces £60m Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge
According to the government, the UK will be a pioneering nation in the development of sustainable packaging, on the back £60 million of new public funding.
Through the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge, innovators are being tasked with reducing the impact of harmful plastics on the environment, as the UK seizes the economic opportunity of a global shift to greener, cleaner economies – a key part of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy.
Funding will be awarded to projects on a competitive basis, with the government planning to launch the first round of the competition in early 2019.
To find out more and to apply click here



HMRC Announces £5m Grant Scheme for Customs Intermediaries Ahead of Brexit
The government recognises the challenges facing the customs intermediaries sector in supporting existing and new clients when the UK leaves the EU. It has engaged with industry bodies and key providers of customs broker services – including freight forwarders, fast parcel operators and independent customs brokers – to better understand this challenge.
The deadline for applications to be received is 5 April 2019. Interested parties should apply at their earliest opportunity as funds may be fully allocated before this planned deadline.
To find out more and to apply click here


Transforming Construction Network Plus : £1million funding call opens tomorrow

The Transforming Construction Network Plus is opening its first call for proposals for research that will help transform construction. Two rounds of funding calls will be launched, to distribute £1m of funding. The first call launches on 1 February and KTN will run briefing events in London on 12 February (webcast is available) and in Manchester on 13 February. To find out more and to apply click here


UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme: collaborative feasibility studies round 1

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out collaborative R&D, collaborative fast-track and feasibility projects to enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace. To find out more and to apply click here

Deadline 27 February 2019


Eureka Eurostars 2: round 11

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries. To find out more and to apply click here

Deadline 28 February 2019


APC 12: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

£20 million of collaborative (match) funding is available for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector. To find out more and to apply click here

Deadline 6 March 2019


Ocean plastic solutions investment accelerator: reducing plastic pollution

 UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop solutions that tackle the environmental crisis of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. To find out more and to apply click here

Deadline 13 March 2019


Biomedical Catalyst 2019 round 1: feasibility and primer awards

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of a scientific idea to solve a healthcare challenge. To find out more and to apply click here

Deadline 3 April 2019


Biomedical Catalyst 2019 round 1: early and late stage awards

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of a scientific idea to solve a healthcare challenge. To find out more and to apply click here

Deadline 3 April 2019


Business Basics 2 - SME productivity (proof of concept)

A share of up to £2 million is available to run proof of concept projects aimed at how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology or management practices. To find out more and to apply click here

Deadline 17 April 2019


Business Basics 2 - SME productivity (business led trials)

A share of up to £2 million is available for trials to build evidence on how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology or management practices. To find out more and to apply click here

Deadline 17 April 2019


Business Basics 2 - SME productivity (non-business led trials)

A share of up to £2 million is available for trials to build evidence on how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology or management practices. To find out more and to apply click here

Deadline 17 April 2019


Horizon 2020

The Horizon 2020 programme offers UK companies a significant opportunity to access new knowledge, markets, customers and suppliers. If you are one of the grant recipients we need your details to be registered on our database as we prepare for all possible Brexit eventualities. To find out more and to apply click here

Deadline ongoing



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. To 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


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


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 mchadli20@gmail.com or email Agi Musset Interreg facilitator on –agi.musset@norfolk.gov.uk
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 christelle.pereira@norfolk.gov.uk 
Start date: October 2018
Deadline: Spring 2023



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


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