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Innovate UK Investor Partnerships

Fund Name

Innovate UK Investor Partnerships: SME round 8

Project Length

6-12 months

Project Value

£50k - £2m

Deadline

14.08.2024

UK-registered SMEs can apply for grant funding alongside private investment from selected investor partners.

The programme aims to bring together Innovate UK’s expertise in identifying innovation and using grant funding to change the risk profile of businesses and investor partners’ aligned funding and expertise in identifying opportunities and teams that can best use extra investment finance.

Most of the funding for the Future Economy Investor Partnership programme has now been fully committed. The specific themes with remaining funding available are: Mindset and Creative Catalyst.

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Fund details

The aim of this competition is to provide you with support for research and development and access to the capital investment you need to develop and commercialise your innovations.

Your proposal must have a clear route to market, a clear link to innovation and evidence that you can create a team to deliver your proposal.

You must also demonstrate that if your project is funded, it will:

  • have significant market impact
  • be scalable
  • be attractive to equity investors

Specific themes

Most of the Future Economy Investor Partnership programme funding has now been fully committed. The specific themes with remaining funding available are:

Mindset

The application of extended reality for digital mental health, including immersive content that could be delivered as a digital mental health therapeutic in formal healthcare settings.

Creative Catalyst

Projects within the creative industries that are underpinned by innovative digital technology, focussing on subsectors, for example, animation, architecture, games, photography, publishing and radio.

Eligibility

For feasibility studies projects:

  • your total project costs must be between £50,000 and £300,000
  • the project duration must be between 6 and 12 months

For industrial research projects:

  • your total project costs must be between £100,000 and £1 million
  • the project duration must be between 6 and 12 months

For experimental development projects:

  • your total project costs must be between £250,000 and £2 million
  • the project duration must be 12 months

This competition is open to single applicants only. To apply your organisation must:

  • be a UK-registered micro, small or medium sized business (SME)
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
  • be invited to apply by your investor partner
  • have discussed and agreed your proposal with your investor partner before submitting your application
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