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Grant Funding Opportunities

Made Smarter Innovation: Sustainable Smart Factory

Description

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in innovation projects. These will be for innovation in digital technologies to reduce environmental impact within manufacturing processes.

The aim of this competition is to develop digital innovations to improve the sustainability of manufacturing processes. This must result in either reduced material or reduced energy consumption.

Your proposal must deliver sustainable solutions through applying digital technology development to manufacturing processes within a production facility.

SOURCE Innovate UK SECTOR Manufacturing
VALUE FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 1/11/2021
CLOSE DATE 26/01/2022
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SBRI: Heat Pump Ready Programme: Stream 1, solutions for high-density heat pump deployment

Description

The Heat Pump Ready Programme, Stream 1, Solutions for High-Density Heat Pump Deployment Competition, aims to design and demonstrate innovative, optimised solutions and methodologies which deliver more cost-effective and high-density deployment of domestic heat pumps.

Through the high-density deployment of heat pumps, BEIS aims to increase innovation and learning about the implications across:

  • the local energy network
  • the supply chains
  • the approaches used to engage with consumers

Stream 1 projects’ innovative methodologies should provide:

  • an improved consumer journey: a complete, ‘hassle free’ journey for the consumer
  • a cost reduction for consumers: through the coordinated provision of heat pump deployment to a high-density of buildings in a single area
  • an opportunity to understand the network impacts of high-density heat pump deployment: through the engagement with Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) in parallel to the high-density deployment and opportunity to provide flexibility using multiple heat pump installations in a given area

SOURCE BEIS SECTOR Heat pumps
VALUE Stream 1: total budget of up to £30m of funding available across 2 phases. £50k to £9m per contract in phase 1. FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 22/12/2021
CLOSE DATE 22/02/2022
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Huckletree Alpha Accelerator and Earthrise Sustainability Summit 2022: Urban Futures

Description

If you’re a pre-seed founder or founding team focusing on Urban Futures innovation, Huckletree’s 12 week intensive accelerator is designed to supercharge your business and give you everything you need to prepare for raising your seed round. Delivered by experts; serial entrepreneurs, world-class operators and investors with strong ties into the Urban Futures theme, the programme will be packed with learnings and practical knowledge to give you the confidence to launch your business on strong foundations.

The programme is open to innovators in: Smart Cities, the Built Environment, Mobility and Transport, and Energy and Emissions.

SOURCE Huckletree SECTOR Smart Cities, the Built Environment, Mobility and Transport, and Energy and Emissions.
VALUE FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 3/01/2022
CLOSE DATE 30/01/2022
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Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 5

Description

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme allows a UK registered business or not-for-profit organisation (which we will refer to collectively as the ‘business partner’ from now on) to partner with a UK higher education (HE) or further education (FE) institution, RTO or Catapult (which we will refer to as the ‘knowledge base partner’).

SOURCE Innovate UK SECTOR Any
VALUE £75,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 6/12/2021
CLOSE DATE 2/02/2022
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SBRI - Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance: Phase 1

Description

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million inclusive of VAT, to develop solutions that integrate climate and environmental factors in the financial services industry.

SOURCE SBRI SECTOR Finance
VALUE Share of £1.5m FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 17/01/2022
CLOSE DATE 16/02/2022
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Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 17

Description

The Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) is an Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) programme that aims to establish a competitive and sustainable UK supply chain.

It offers a share of up to £1billion of funding for capital and associated industrial research projects. This will be to support the industrialisation of a high value, electrified automotive supply at scale in the UK.

SOURCE Advance Propulsion Centre SECTOR Transport
VALUE Minimum of £1m FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 24/01/2022
CLOSE DATE 16/02/2022
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APC 20: Developing automotive technologies and growing capability towards net zero

Description

We are looking for collaborative, pre-production research and development (R&D) projects that:

  • support the UK’s long-term capabilities by securing long term R&D investment
  • achieve through the associated supply chain, the design, build and manufacture of zero carbon tailpipe emission vehicles

Projects must look to fulfil both these criteria to ensure the UK meets the future demand of vehicle-makers.

SOURCE Advance Propulsion Centre SECTOR Automotive
VALUE Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £5 million and £40 million. Your project must be a minimum of 50% match funded, with a suggested maximum number of 6 partners. FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 10/01/2022
CLOSE DATE 02/03/2022
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Automotive Transformation Fund Feasibility Studies: Round 3

Description

APC is seeking proposals from single organisations or consortiums for business case feasibility studies up to the value of £1 million.

These feasibility studies must produce a decision-ready business case, in preparation for projects which will develop large scale manufacturing facilities in the UK.

The resulting projects must support the UK automotive industry in:

  • increasing business confidence in making large scale manufacturing investments
  • building electrified vehicle supply chains

SOURCE Advance Propulsion Centre SECTOR Transport
VALUE Up to £1000000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 24/01/2022
CLOSE DATE 09/03/2022
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Energy Market Expert Support: Low Carbon Transport

Description

Scotland’s low carbon transport market is growing rapidly, which opens many new opportunities for businesses. If you’re looking to develop solutions that decarbonise transport, Scottish Enterprise and Cenex can provide support with Market Analysis and Technical Due Dilligence.

Eligibility:
This support is available to a wide range of companies in Scotland. It’s for:

  • Any size of company registered or trading in the Scottish Enterprise area
  • Companies with no experience in low carbon transport that want to move into the sector
  • Companies with some experience that want to grow their business in the sector

SOURCE Scottish Government SECTOR Low carbon transportation
VALUE You can get full funding for two days of support for your low carbon transport project from expert consultants at Cenex – specialists in low emission transport and energy infrastructure technologies. You could also be eligible to get a 50% subsidy for up to four more days of support. FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 14/11/2021
CLOSE DATE 31/03/2022
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Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2022

Description

Smart is Innovate UK’s ‘open grant funding’ programme.

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused.

Innovate UK secured an uplift in funding in the 2021 spending review, which will enable us to provide an improved range of funding and business support from April 2022. This round of the competition will be the last in the current format.

Future rounds of the Smart grant will be more focused on supporting proposals from UK based innovative businesses that are destined for early, successful commercialisation, growth and exports.

Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy, such as, but not exclusively:

  • net zero
  • health and wellbeing
  • technologies
  • the arts, design and media

SOURCE Innovate UK SECTOR All
VALUE £100,000 - £2,000,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 07/01/2022
CLOSE DATE 13/04/2022
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Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: Spring 2022

Description

IETF Phase 2: Spring 2022 opens to applications on 31 January 2022 and provides up to £60 million of grant funding for the following project types:

  • studies – feasibility and engineering studies to enable companies to investigate identified energy efficiency and decarbonisation projects prior to making an investment decision
  • energy efficiency – deployment of technologies to reduce industrial energy consumption
  • deep decarbonisation – deployment of technologies to achieve industrial emissions savings

SOURCE BEIS SECTOR Manufacturing
VALUE £30,000 - £14,000,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 31/01/2022
CLOSE DATE 29/04/2022
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Proposal for the Longer Duration Energy Storage Demonstration innovation competition - Stream 1

Description

Stream 1 would be for technologies currently at TRL 6/7– aiming to demonstrate the capability of first-of-a-kind energy storage facilities through actual demonstrations in operational environments.

SOURCE BEIS SECTOR Storage
VALUE Phase 1 (Mobilisation): Up to £1 million - Phase 2 (Build and commision): Circe £11 million FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 17/06/2021
CLOSE DATE TBC
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Proposal for the Longer Duration Energy Storage Demonstration innovation competition - Steam 2

Description

Stream 2 would be for technologies currently at TRL 4/5 – aiming to demonstrate first-of-a-kind energy storage system prototypes in relevant or operational environments. This aims to build a pipeline of longer duration energy storage systems to be commercially deployed, leveraging the benefits achieved through Stream 1.

SOURCE BEIS SECTOR Storage
VALUE Phase 1 (Feasibility): Up to £50,000 - Phase 2 (Build and commision): Up to £9.45 million FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 17/06/2021
CLOSE DATE TBC
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