Live funding

Connected Innovators

Closes on 7 December 2020

Take your work to the next level with facilitated peer support and funding of up to £10,000. Connected Innovators is delivered by Creative Edinburgh who will be on hand to help you develop support, skills and expertise.

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital investment and R&D projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK.

Investors can apply to align their investments with up to £7 million grant funding from Innovate UK to make foundation industries globally competitive. This funding is from the ISCF.

SBRI: Innovate at HS2 2020, phase 1

Closes on 16 December 2020

Organisations can apply for a share of £300,000, inclusive of VAT, to support HS2 through innovation in construction and design.

This scheme is designed to enable more universities to explore innovative new ways of creating teaching materials and developing courses in immersive storytelling in response to skills shortages. Grant awards of up to £17k are available.

The ATI Programme funds industrial research and investment aid for research infrastructures to make the UK civil aerospace sector more competitive.

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out industry-led civil aerospace collaborative R&D projects. This funding is from the ATI Programme.

Overview Innovate UK can provide additional COVID-19 innovation continuity loans for the continuation of planned or existing innovation activity. Key dates Apply by | 13 January  2021 | 11:00am Applicants notified | 19…

UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for up to £20 million from ISCF to set up and run a smart factory innovation hub.

UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for up to £10 million from ISCF to set up and run a digital supply chain innovation hub.

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

UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million for fast-start short-term projects. Funding is to investigate requirements for adoption of Digital Security by Design (DSbD) technologies across the software development ecosystem.

Innovate UK Smart Grants: November 2020

Closes on 20 January 2021

Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.

UK registered higher or further education institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £10 million to help fund innovation projects with businesses or not-for-profit organisations.

Femme Futures Grant

Closes on 30 January 2021

A cash prize from the Kaleidoscope Fund to the best XR project currently in development by a female artist.

Creative Challenge Grant

Closes on 30 January 2021

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 January 2021

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

Premium VR Grant

Closes on 30 January 2021

Presented by Amaze VR, this monthly cash prize of $1000 from Kaleidoscope is for the best completed VR film ready for distribution.

Black Realities Grant

Closes on 27 February 2021

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.

The Yorkshire Content Fund

Closes on 31 December 2021

This fund is managed by Screen Yorkshire to invest in the production of content within the film, TV, video games and digital sectors within the Yorkshire and Humber region.  Typically, up to £500K per project, this investment must be matched on identical terms with an equivalent amount of private sector investment.

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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