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Innovation in Professional and Financial Services – single applicants

Fund Name

Innovation in Professional and Financial Services – single applicants

Project Length

6-18 months

Project Value




The aim of this competition is to advance the Professional and Financial Services sectors by supporting them in the creation and adoption of new digitally supported services.

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Fund Details

Your project must focus on one or more of the following:

  • legal services
  • accountancy and audit
  • insurance
  • open finance innovation
  • financial planning and support for consumers and SME’s
  • financial regulatory compliance and financial crime prevention (such as fraud and anti money laundering)
  • payments and transactions

Your project must include the following:

  • clear consideration of user experience and design
  • consideration of broader, non-technical aspects including ethics, privacy, transparency and regulatory requirements
  • consideration of barriers to adoption within these sectors and approaches to address them
  • quantify how the solution will be exploited

Specific Themes

We are particularly encouraging applications that:

  • are for projects that increase access of the services to underserved or excluded communities, individuals, and businesses
  • cover more than one sector in scope
  • address broad sector wide needs
  • involve collaborations with non-grant funded professional and financial service providers
  • are multidisciplinary and include social science as well as science and engineering


Your project must:

  • have a total grant funding request between £50,000 and £200,000
  • start by 1 April 2023
  • last between 6 and 18 months
  • carry out all of its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

Academic institutions and research and technology organisations (RTO) cannot lead or work alone.

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