Unlocking nature positive private investment
Up to 9 months
£250k - £500k
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will invest up to £2 million in supporting innovation projects. These innovation projects will develop solutions that enable private investors to invest in nature-positive projects.
This funding is from Innovate UK and is part of a £7 million Integrating Finance and Biodiversity for a Nature Positive Future (IFB) programme led by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), to understand the complex links between biodiversity, finance and society.
This competition aims to mobilise significant private investment to scale nature-positive solutions. The competition will enable the development, acceleration and commercialisation of innovative solutions. These solutions must enable private investors to confidently invest in nature-positive projects.
Your project must address and overcome previously identified barriers to private investment in nature, including but not limited to:
Your project must consider factors that are important in the context of nature and biodiversity, including but not limited to:
Your project must:
Your project can involve at least one end user, for example, a financial institution. They are not required to be a grant-claiming participant.
Your project must focus on one or more of the following themes:
To lead a project or work alone in your organisation: