Innovate UK

Businesses and research organisations can apply to funding competitions to help them develop their innovations.

Innovate UK provides funding for projects which are led by business. The principal objective of the support is to stimulate R&D and innovation activity, encouraging businesses to develop innovative products, processes and services with future commercial potential.

You can apply for funding to test the feasibility of your idea, research and develop it and demonstrate it in a prototype.

Innovate UK funding competitions cover the following industry sectors:

  • emerging and enabling technologies
  • infrastructure systems
  • health and life sciences
  • manufacturing and materials

There is also an open programme that is not sector based. 


Watch Innovate UK's video on funding applications