Funding competition: investment accelerator pilot
UK businesses can apply for a share of £8.5 million to fund feasibility studies in infrastructure systems or health and life sciences.
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This is a pilot programme for Innovate UK. It provides simultaneous grant funding and venture capital investment for early stage projects led by UK companies.
Up to £3 million of grant funding and £1.25 million of private equity investment is available for projects related to infrastructure systems. This includes smart infrastructure, energy, urban living and connected transport.
Up to £3 million of grant funding and £1.25 million of private equity investment is available for projects related to health and life sciences. This includes health, agriculture and biosciences.
We expect projects to have total costs of up to £150,000. The programme will provide 100% of project costs. Projects should last between 3 and 12 months.
The competition is open to single small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who are looking for early stage grant funding and who wish to establish an equity relationship with a UK venture capital firm.
The competition opens on 8 May 2017.
You must register before midday on 28 June 2017.
You must apply before midday on 5 July 2017.
Attend the briefing event in London on 15 May 2017.
Register and apply online (the registration link will be available once the competition opens).
Not right for your innovation project? View other Innovate UK funding competitions.
Published: 12 April 2017
Updated: 21 April 2017
- Added attachment of the investment accelerator pilot investor partners.
- First published.