UK R&D Grants

There are currently several UK funding schemes that can help to finance your R&D and innovation activities. PNO has an excellent track record in helping organisations successfully apply for these R&D grants, with a success rate 5 times higher than the national average. The programmes listed are by no means fully comprehensive, so for further information regarding the types of scheme available specifically for you, please contact our consultancy team. Further information regarding available calls can also be found using PNO’s innovation platform, Innovation Place.

Apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop innovative solutions for nutrient management. This funding is part of Defra’s Farming Innovation Programme, which is a partnership with and delivered by Innovate UK.

Deadline: Wednesday 24 July 2024, 11 am
To support projects that demonstrate clear game-changing, innovative and/or disruptive and ambitious ideas that lead to new processes, products or services, from any technology area or sector, that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Deadline: 24 July 2024 11am
The Innovate UK (IUK) Textile Fund is an exciting opportunity for businesses in the UK fashion and textile sector to apply for funding that will develop innovative solutions to pressing industry challenges. UK SMEs and micro businesses are eligible to apply and must have total eligible project costs of £50,000 or less.

Deadline: 31st July 2024, 5pm
Innovate UK (IUK) have chosen a pool of investor partners to invest in innovative technology-led businesses aligning with IUK’s programmes, focussing on the future economy. The competition aims to support successful applicants with R&D and accessing capital investment for development and commercialisation of their innovation.

Deadline: 14 August 2024, 11am
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with Singapore. You must collaborate with at least one Singapore business applying under the equivalent Enterprise Singapore programme.

Deadline: 28 August 2024, 11 am
The aim of this competition is to facilitate collaboration between the UK and international organisations, and in particular entities in the EU, in order to accelerate research and innovation in quantum technologies and remove technological and market barriers to their successful commercialisation and adoption in the UK and internationally.

Deadline: 28 August 2024, 11am
A funding programme for market-oriented research and development aimed at the participation of R&D-performing small and medium-sized enterprises. The programme has very strong average success rates per call: an average of 30% and up.

Deadline: 2 calls per year in Spring and Autumn.
Next deadline: 12th September
Businesses must be active or growing work activities in the marine and maritime innovation cluster in the Great South West, defined as Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Somerset and Dorset. The projects will contribute to the Great South West’s ambitions for Net Zero targets and support key regional strategic marine and maritime markets.

Deadline: 16 October 2024, 11am