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January 2020 Grant Funding Competitions

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Since 2007 Innovate UK has invested around £2.5 billion to help businesses across the UK to innovate.  Match funding from industry takes the total value of projects above £4.3 billion. With a range of funding competitions opening every month, your business may be able to access valuable innovation funding to help take your products and services to the next level.

Below is a summary of the grant funding competitions opening for entries in January 2020, this list will be updated as new competitions are announced.

 

UK-Canada: enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability

UK businesses with Canadian business partners can apply for a share of up to £2 million, from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, for innovative projects that enhance productivity and sustainability of crop, livestock and aquaculture systems.

  • Competition opens: Monday 27 January 2020
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 20 May 2020 5:00pm

 

Demonstrators addressing cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things: round 2

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £4 million for collaborative R&D projects addressing major cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things.

  • Competition opens: Monday 27 January 2020
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 15 April 2020 12:00pm

 

Subsea autonomous systems: next generation technologies

Individuals can apply to join a 5-day collaborative workshop to develop proposals for autonomous subsea systems that can significantly improve mission duration, sensing and communications.

  • Competition opens: Tuesday 14 January 2020
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 12 February 2020 12:00pm

 

SBRI rail demonstrations: first of a kind 2020

Businesses from the UK, EU or EEA can apply for a share of up to £9.4 million, including VAT, to develop demonstrators for sustainability, customer experience, operations or maintenance.

  • Competition opens: Monday 13 January 2020
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 4 March 2020 12:00pm
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 11 March 2020 12:00pm

 

ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: feasibility studies and industrial research

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million for early-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

  • Competition opens: Monday 13 January 2020
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 1 April 2020 12:00pm

 

APC 15: developing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £30 million for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.

  • Competition opens: Monday 13 January 2020
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 4 March 2020 12:00pm

 

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 10 January 2020
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 22 April 2020 12:00pm

 

January 2020 expression of interest: ATI Programme

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme provides funding for industrial research and capital projects to encourage innovation in UK civil aerospace.

  • Competition opens: Thursday 9 January 2020
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 22 January 2020 12:00pm

 

If any of these January 2020 grant funding competitions are relevant to your business and you want to apply for funding, R&D Funding Group can help increase your chances of success. Please contact us for a no-obligation, free consultation. Our specialist grant writing partners can advise if your business is eligible to apply and help you win funding.