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.

Support to enable ambitious UK registered micro and small companies to reach their potential. Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million alongside tailored support delivered by Innovate UK Edge, for affordable, adoptable, and investable innovations in net zero and healthcare. Deadline: 26 July 2022.
The aim of this competition is to support the CCAV ambition to progress technologies, products and services into commercial offerings. Your proposal must identify applications and quantify the real-life potential of Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) as a mass transit solution. Deadline: 20 July 2022.
The aim of this competition is to support the CCAV ambition to progress technologies, products and services into commercial offerings. Your proposal must target early commercial self-driving vehicle opportunities and support the UK supply chain to grow and fill technology gaps necessary for their deployment. Deadline: 20 July 2022.
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £12 million from The Department for Transport and Innovate UK for innovative clean maritime technologies. Deadline 13 July 2022.
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £25Mn for innovation in propulsion battery technologies for electric vehicles across 2 strands: Feasibility Studies and Collaborative R&D. Deadline: 17 August 2022.
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million to create new or improved clean energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or the Indo-Pacific regions to accelerate innovations to end energy poverty. This competition is split into 3 strands: 1. Early Stage; 2. Mid Stage; 3. Late Stage. Deadline: 10 August 2022.
Strand 1 of the NHZF offers UK registered organisations the opportunity to apply for funding for Development Expenditure (DEVEX) support for front end engineering design (FEED) and post-FEED studies addressing low carbon hydrogen production opportunities. Deadline: 22 June 2022.
Strand 2 of the NHZF offers UK registered organisations the opportunity to apply for Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) support for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities to begin deployment in the early 2020s. Deadline: 06 July 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: 22 June 2022.
UK registered businesses can apply for support from Defra and UKRI for projects that will address major on-farm or immediate post farmgate challenges or opportunities to improve productivity; sustainability and environmental impact of farming; progression towards Net Zero emissions; and, resilience. Deadline: 29 June 2022.
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: 13 July 2022.
The Life Sciences Innovative Manufacturing Fund (LSIMF) is part of the Global Britain Investment Fund, of which £354 million will support life sciences manufacturing. This £60 million fund will support capital grants for investment in the manufacture of human medicines (drug substance and drug product); medical diagnostics; and, MedTech products. Next Expression of Interest (EOI) deadline: 30 September 2022.
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for this competition to develop innovative proposals with South Korea. The aim of this competition is to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research. Your proposal must include at least one partner from the UK and one partner from South Korea. Deadline: 06 July 2022.
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: 27 July 2022.
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: 15 September 2022.
Apply for funding to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. This competition aims to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. Next deadline: TBC.