Innovation grants for business: apply for funding

Businesses and research organisations can apply to funding competitions to help them develop their innovations.

All of the current and forthcoming funding competitions run by Innovate UK are published here.

You can apply for funding to test the feasibility of your idea, research and develop it and demonstrate it in a prototype.

Innovate UK funding competitions cover the following industry sectors:

  • emerging and enabling technologies
  • infrastructure systems
  • health and life sciences
  • manufacturing and materials

We also have an open programme that is not sector based. Browse, register and apply for our current competitions.

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Application process

Watch this video to find out about our application process.

Innovate UK - Application Process

Upcoming funding competitions

For funding competitions we plan to run in 2016/17, see our Delivery plan 2016 to 2017.

  1. Innovate UK: delivery plan 2016 to 2017

    • Policy paper