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We provide support to companies and researchers to help you submit compelling collaborative R&D bids to major funding calls which have the best chance of success. So far, through our Scale-Up Programme we’ve supported over 80 bids, over a third of which have been successfully awarded.
Worth up to £15k, the funded support can include commissioning a professional bid writer, project management, conference attendance and travel – as needed to prepare the most compelling bid possible. For companies, we can also help link you to the considerable research expertise of the our Scale-Up Partner Universities – Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey and provide opportunities to join consortia.
We’ve identified some key health-related Government funding calls, listed below, for which we can provide support. So if you are considering a bid to any of these funding calls now is the time to apply for this support to boost your chances of success.
Our Scale-Up Programme provides a broad range of support to innovative, growing SMEs, if you’re not looking for support to bid for R&D funding, check out our main Scale-Up landing page to find out more.
An opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of £25million to deliver commercially viable or disruptive R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.
Competition opens: 21 January
Online briefing event: 5 February at 11.30
Submission deadline: 26 May 2021 at 11:00
Smart is Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme. Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy. This includes the creative industries, science or engineering, and the arts, design and media. Projects can overlap with the grand challenge areas.
Proposals must demonstrate:
Please submit your application for support below.Apply Now
This Proof of Concept funding stream aims to support the development of a concept, idea or technology to prevent, detect, manage or engineer biofilms. NBICs will contribute between £25-50K in total for each project to last on average 6 months.
Applications are invited from any sector, however the following themes in particular are encouraged to apply:
Deadline is 23:59pm on 12 February so please submit your application for support below.Apply Now
If you wish to apply for funding and support for the R&D opportunities shown above complete the form below to join the Scale Up Programme as an associate – which is free and without commitment. Read a guide on how to make a good application
Alternatively, if you are unsure which opportunity is for you still complete the form below and we will get in touch to discuss your proposal and check it’s in scope for the support programme.
Associate membership of the Scale Up programme is open to any company who meets the criteria and is free of charge. Full Membership will be offered to companies who access the CR&D proposal development support or investment raising support services. Full membership is subject to payment by the member company of a one-off fee and Membership is valid for one year. For the year 2019/20 the Membership Fee is £1,600 ex VAT. Any eligible company can waive the fee under the De Minimis State aid regulation (Commission Regulation (EU) NO 1470/2013) (DMR) providing they have not received in excess of 200,000EUR of aid within a 3 year period . This requires eligible companies to complete a Statement of Previous Aid declaration