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.

UK registered micro and small businesses in the creative industries sector, can apply for funding up to £50,000 with a package of support to grow their business. Deadline: 15 February 2023.
SMEs from the creative industries and registered in a DCMS Create Growth Programme region can apply for funding of between £10,000 and £30,000 for an innovation project to grow their business. Deadline: 08 February 2023.
Apply for a share of up to £2M to develop and improve sustainable biomanufacturing in the UK. Deadline: 01 February 2023.
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million. This is to support digitalised and automated technology innovation and implementation for pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. Deadline: 21 December 2022.
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £5Mn for manufacturing innovation for nucleic acid medicines. This funding is from Innovate UK. Deadline: 21 December 2022
The ATI Programme funds industrial research and investment aid for research infrastructures to make the UK civil aerospace sector more competitive in line with the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy 'Destination Zero'. Next EOI deadline: TBC
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital centric investment projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK. Next EOI deadline: 14 December 2022.
The DASA Open Call for Innovation seeks innovative ideas to improve the defence and/or security of the UK. Multiple deadlines throughout 2022/23. Next deadline: 23 February 2023.
Innovate UK is offering up to £25 million in loans to SMEs for highly innovative late-stage R&D projects with the best potential for the future, and a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact. Deadline: 11 January 2023.
Businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can bid for a share of £70 million from the IETF which aims to support industrial sites with high energy use to transition to a low carbon future. Deadline: 13 January 2023.
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: 18 January 2023.
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. Next deadline: TBC.