New Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

June 13, 2019

New Innovate UK Grant Funding Competitions

Innovate UK have recently launched a number of new funding competitions to help tackle industry challenges ranging from global composites markets to smart, local energy systems.

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

UK Research and Innovation strength in places fund: wave 2 EoI

Consortia of UK businesses and research organisations can apply for ‘seed corn’ funding of up to £50,000 to develop full applications for wave 2 of the UKRI Strength in Places Fund.

Competition opens: Monday 3 June 2019

Competition closes: Wednesday 9 October 2019 12:00pm

UK and USA: innovation in global composites markets

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.7 million to develop innovative technologies for global composites markets with US partners.

Competition opens: Wednesday 29 May 2019

Competition closes: Wednesday 21 August 2019 12:00pm

APC 13: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

£25 million of collaborative (match) funding is available for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.

Competition opens: Monday 13 May 2019

Competition closes: Wednesday 10 July 2019 12:00pm

Detailed designs of smart, local energy systems

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop clean, cheap local energy systems that create prosperous, resilient UK communities. This funding is from the ISCF’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge.

Competition opens: Tuesday 7 May 2019

Competition closes: Wednesday 7 August 2019 12:00pm

EUREKA collaborative R&D: photonics for advanced manufacturing

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop photonic technologies in partnership with organisations from EUREKA countries.

Competition opens: Monday 25 March 2019

Competition closes: Monday 15 July 2019 12:00pm