How to win funding from the new Innovate UK Smart Grants programme

06/10/2022 - 06/10/2022
Online workshop


  • Date: Thursday 6th October 2022
  • Time: 12.00 – 13.00
  • Location: Online/webinar


Average success rates to funding programmes managed by bodies such as Innovate UK can be as low as 3%, with applications often requiring a score of over 85% in order to secure funding. Smart Grants, which is Innovate UK’s flagship competition that is open to all sectors and technologies, is no exception.

As a company that submits over 120 Innovate UK applications per year, with an average 2021 success rate of 63%, PNO Consultants will explain what Smart Grants are for in more detail, share our thoughts on recent changes with the launch of the new programme, and provide our recommended approach including hints and tips on how to prepare a compelling bid in order to increase your chances of success.

This workshop will also provide you with an opportunity to ask questions in the Q+A following our presentations.

Who should attend?

Whether you are currently considering a Smart Grants submission, have started writing the application or are simply exploring the types of grants that could be right for your business, by attending this event, you will gain a better understanding of what is required for Smart Grants and how to write a successful bid with a unique insight into what the assessors of applications are actually looking for.

You will also have the option to book a free one-2-one session to discuss project ideas with our team of experts. Should you wish to book any sessions after the event, you can select this during the registration process or get in touch via 0161 488 34 88 or email

Registration details

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