Live funding

Innovate UK can provide additional COVID-19 innovation continuity loans for the continuation of planned or existing innovation activity.

The Future Fund

Closes on 30 September 2020

A new scheme to issue convertible loans to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Edify

Closes on 30 September 2020

With up to £100k of funding available to co-create a VR educational experience, this Edify fund is open to anyone working in higher education.

UK registered businesses can apply for funding towards an industrial research project in digital technologies to transform supply chains in UK manufacturing. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes

UK registered businesses can apply for funding towards feasibility studies into digital technologies to transform supply chains in UK manufacturing. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Women in Innovation Awards 2020/21

Closes on 14 October 2020

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering 10 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to develop innovative proposals with Singapore and other EUREKA participating members.

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million for grants to carry out feasibility and engineering studies into energy efficiency and decarbonisation.

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million for grants for energy efficiency projects that reduce fuel bills and carbon emissions.

Creative Challenge Grant

Closes on 30 October 2020

A cash prize from the Kaleidoscope Fund to the best XR project that can be completed for $5,000 within three months.

Transformations Grant

Closes on 30 October 2020

This grant awards a monthly cash prize to projects that explore possible futures of the performing arts.

Black Realities Grant

Closes on 30 October 2020

This grant awards a monthly cash prize to projects that explore the varied conditions, experiences, feelings, and a range of humanity of the Black global community.

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting recovery and growth of the UK’s foundation industries.

Overview Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £10 million to fund single and collaborative research and development projects as part of the Sustainable Innovation Fund….

Organisations can apply for a share of £3.9 million, including VAT, to develop an autonomous, integrated toolkit to sort and segregate nuclear waste.

Smart Grants

Closes on 25 November 2020

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.

Audience of the Future

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About Audience of the Future

What is the £33m Audience of the Future Challenges and how is it supporting the creative immersive tech sector to grow?

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Audience of the Future Beneficiaries

Find out more about the projects that have successfully applied for Audience of the Future Challenge funding.

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Previous Competitions

Find out more about closed Audience of the Future competitions.

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