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Grant Funding Competitions – May 2018

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Grant Funding Competitions – May 2018

There are a range of grant funding opportunities available to all types of businesses to help develop innovative new products or services. Below is a summary of all the Innovation Funding competitions which open this month that R&D Funding Group can offer bid-writing services for. This list will be updated as new competitions are announced.

Full details for each competition can be found on the Innovation Funding section of the GOV.uk website and links to each individual competition are below.

 

Audience of the Future: Design Foundations

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, are looking to fund early-stage, human-centred design projects through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). These will seek to understand customer needs and create new or better ideas across the creative industries through immersive audience experiences, and products or services used to create, deliver and experience immersive content.

Total funding available: £1 million
Competition opens: Monday 21 May 2018
Competition closes: Wednesday 4 July 2018, 12.00pm

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

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Audience of the Future: Demonstrators

This competition aims to explore future global, mass market, commercial opportunities in the creative industries. Primarily this will be through pre-commercial collaboration at scale. You must demonstrate you can significantly improve on the current state of the art in your field. Proposals must include access to globally recognised intellectual property (IP) and reach an audience of 100,000 people.

Total funding available: £16 million
Competition opens: Monday 21 May 2018
Competition closes: Wednesday 1 August 2018, 12.00pm

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

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Precision Medicine Technologies: Shaping the Future

The aim of this competition is to support the commercial development of precision medicine technologies. This is defined as innovations that enable early and accurate diagnosis which will help with patient management or therapy selection.

Total funding available: £5 million
Competition opens: Monday 14 May 2018
Competition closes: Wednesday 11 July 2018, 12.00pm

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

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Open Programme Funding Competition Round 1

This competition is open to the best cutting-edge or disruptive ideas or concepts with a view to commercialisation. These can come from any area of technology, science or engineering, including arts, design, media or creative industries, and be applied to any part of the economy.

Total funding available: £20 million
Competition opens: Thursday 10 May 2018
Competition closes: Wednesday 11 July 2018, 12.00pm

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

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The following competitions are also still open for applications during May, until the closing dates specified:

 

Commercialising Quantum Devices: Innovation R&D

The aim of this competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK through the delivery of working prototype ‘second generation’ quantum devices or systems that fulfil the technical and ergonomic requirements of end users.

Total funding available: £20 million
Competition opens: Wednesday 18 April 2018
Competition closes: Wednesday 13 June 2018, 12:00pm

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

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March 2018 Sector Competition

Innovate UK are looking to fund highly innovative projects with the best game changing and/or disruptive ideas or concepts with a view to commercialisation and economic impact. Projects should aim to lead to new products, processes or services (or novel use of existing ones) believed to be significantly ahead of anything similar available in the field.

Total funding available: £19 million
Competition opens: Thursday 1 March 2018
Competition closes: Wednesday 9 May 2018, 12:00pm

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

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Medicines Manufacturing Round 2: Challenge Fund

This competition is to support innovation projects in medicines manufacturing and will be funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Projects should focus on specific technical or commercial challenges.

Total funding available: £10 million
Competition opens: Monday 12 March 2018
Competition closes: Wednesday 9 May 2018, 12:00pm

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

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Biomedical Catalyst 2018 Round 1: Feasibility Award

The aim of this funding competition is to support the development of innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. This competition is for a feasibility stage award which is designed for projects that have developed an innovative concept or carried out experimental proof of concept but have not validated the technology. There is also an early stage award competition (see below).

Total funding available: £2 million
Competition opens: Monday 26 March 2018
Competition closes: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 12:00pm

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

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Biomedical Catalyst 2018 Round 1: Early Stage Award

The aim of this funding competition is to support the development of innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. This competition is for an early stage award which is suitable for businesses that are continuing a project’s early stage development and technical evaluation, up to readiness for clinical testing. There is also a feasibility award competition (see above).

Total funding available: £8 million
Competition opens: Monday 26 March 2018
Competition closes: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 12:00pm

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

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R&D Funding Group can advise if your business is eligible to apply for any of these grants, and help you win funding. To find out more, please contact Stephen Dyson on 0161 464 6351 or email sdyson@rdfunding.co.uk.