Fund Name: Longer Duration Energy Storage: Demonstrating innovation – Stream 1
Project Length: December 2022
Project Value: £1m
This Competition is focused on pre-commercial demonstrator proposals for electrical storage, thermal storage and power-to-x technologies which can provide novel grid services and demonstrate cost reductions and improvement in technology performance.
Fund Name: Innovate UK SMART Grants May 2021
Project Length: 6 and 18 months or 19 and 36 months
Project Value: £25,000 and £500,000 or £25,000 and £2 million
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.
Fund Name: ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: business-led R&D
Project Length: 12-36 months
Project Value: Up to £4m
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million for innovative R&D projects with the potential to significantly impact the 2025 UK Plastic Pact targets. These projects must have the potential to significantly impact the 2025 UK Plastics Pact targets in the long term.
Fund Name: Biomedical catalyst 2021: early and late stage awards
Project Length: between 12 months and 36 months
Project Value: between £250,000 and £4 million
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £18 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies, and processes.
Fund Name: Fisheries and Food Scheme
Project Length: 8-week turnaround
Project Value: Up to 80% of project costs
The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme will provide financial assistance for projects that support sustainable growth in the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors, and enhance the marine environment.
Fund Name: i4i Connect Fund Competition 5
Project Length: 6-12 Months
Project Value: £50,000 to £150,000
i4i Connect is aimed at small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in need of a funding boost to reach the next stage in the development pathway. Eligible SMEs may comprise developers of medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and digital health technologies with direct patient benefits, looking to ultimately integrate into the NHS. This competition opens to applicants on 17/08/2021.
Fund Name: Hydrogen Transport Hub Fund
Project Length: 3 months
Project Value: £200k - £1m
This competition will help the UK to understand how hydrogen can support the long-term development of the Tees Valley Hydrogen Transport Hub (HTH) and drive demand to decarbonise the transport system. This investment will support demonstrations of hydrogen-powered vehicles in real-world operational settings across Tees Valley.
Fund Name: DASA Open Call for Innovation Competitions
Project Length: 3-10 months
Project Value: £50k-£350k
The Open Call is one of the funding competition mechanisms DASA uses to find innovative ideas to improve the defence and/or security of the UK. It gives bidders the opportunity to present their ideas to defence and security stakeholders at any time, without waiting for a relevant Themed Competition.
Fund Name: AI in Health and Care Award Round 3
Project Length: 12-36 months
Project Value: £500k-£7m
The Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award (AI Award) supports AI solutions across the whole development pathway, from initial feasibility to clinical implementation. It is funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement and the NIHR in partnership with the Accelerated Access Collaborative and NHSX. Round 3 of this competition is open from 28/06/21.