Funding opportunities blog - January

Published on Tuesday 29 January, 2019 by Charlotte Knight

By Lorna Carver, Dorset LEP Director

Hello and welcome to the January edition of my funding opportunities blog.

The modern Industrial Strategy is now in place and a £4.7 billion challenge fund for R&D is starting to be pumped into UK organisations via highly competitive competitions. For this reason, we now have a Bid Writing Support Service to help Dorset organisations to win some of this money. A recent testimonial:

“From the first meeting Kevin [of the Dorset Gateway’s Bid Writing Support Service] it was clear about responsibilities and what we’d need to work through to complete an application in a relatively short time frame over Christmas. He grasped our products and business offer quickly and how we could effectively deliver on the scope of work. With solid advice and a personable approach, Kevin helped us to submit a funding application without whom we couldn’t have otherwise completed in time.” Tom Quay

If you are a Dorset-based organisation looking to lead or partner on a challenge fund / Innovate UK competition then you can apply for a one-to-one with Bid Writing Support by clicking here.  

Here are some of the latest competitions from Innovate UK:

Biomedical Catalyst 2019 round 1: feasibility and primer awards

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of a scientific idea to solve a healthcare challenge.

  • Competition opens: Monday 21 January 2019
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 3 April 2019 12:00pm

For more information click here.

Biomedical Catalyst 2019 round 1: early and late stage awards

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of a scientific idea to solve a healthcare challenge.

  • Competition closes: Wednesday 3 April 2019 12:00pm

For more information click here.

UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme: collaborative feasibility studies round 1

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out collaborative R&D, collaborative fast-track and feasibility projects to enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace.

  • Competition closes: Wednesday 27 February 2019 12:00pm

For more information click here.

Identifying regulatory obligations on businesses: taking stock and building insights (SBRI competition)

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million, including VAT, to develop a solution identifying regulatory obligations placed on businesses.

  • Registration closes: Wednesday 20 February 2019 12:00pm

For more information click here.

UK Israel open collaborative competition 2018

Registration closes: 27 February 2019

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to develop innovative technologies targeting global markets in partnership with Israeli companies.

For more information click here.

Eureka Eurostars 2: round 11

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

  • Registration closes: Thursday 28 February 2019 7:00pm

For more information click here.

APC 12: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

£20 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 closes: Wednesday 6 March 2019 12:00pm

For more information click here.

Ocean plastic solutions investment accelerator: reducing plastic pollution

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop solutions that tackle the environmental crisis of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

  • Competition closes: Wednesday 13 March 2019 12:00pm

For information click here.

 

Heard of the British Business Bank?

BBB are a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, they say that they can deliver greater volume and choice of finance.

For more information click here.

 

Scaling-Up?

If you are a business thinking about scaling-up, then you will be interested to hear about the SetSquared Partnership’s Scale-Up Programme. Click here to find out more.

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