Innovate UK

New Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

Innovate UK have recently launched a number of new funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from agricultural activity to domestic pollution.

A selection of the current funding competitions are outlined below, the full list can be found on the Innovate UK website.

If you are interested in applying for an Innovate UK grant and require assistance, please talk to our Business Ready team on 02476 323121 or email

Innovation Scholars secondments: biomedical sciences, strand 3

UKRI invites applications for individuals from any discipline wishing to spend up to 36 months (full or part time) on secondment in the biomedical sciences sector.

Competition opens: Friday 31st January 2020

Competition closes: Wednesday 1st July 2020 12:00pm

UK-Canada: enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability

The UK and Canada are running a joint funding competition to support collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects, to develop new products, processes and services.

Competition opens: Monday 27th January 2020

Competition closes: Wednesday 20th May 2020 5:00pm

Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2020

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy.

Competition opens: Friday 10th January 2020

Competition closes: Wednesday 22nd April 2020 12:00pm

SBRI: monitor and visualise domestic pollution to safeguard health

Organisations can apply for a share of £100,000 including VAT, to develop an air quality monitor to provide information and advice on pollutants in the home.

Competition opens: Thursday 20th February 2020

Competition closes: Wednesday 15th April 2020 12:00pm