Digital Catapult

New Government Future Fund announced for innovative startup & scaleups

Digital Catapult welcomes the Government’s announcement of a new £750m fund to be managed by InnovateUK to support innovative businesses in R&D as well as an additional £250m provision through the British Business Bank to support the UK’s startup and scaleup ecosystem.

The Future Fund will provide government loans to UK-based companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors. Learn more here.

Innovate UK

UKRI Fellowship

Future Leaders Fellowships will grow the strong supply of talented individuals needed to ensure a vibrant environment for research and innovation in the UK. The scheme is open to researchers and innovators from across business, universities, and other organisations. UKRI welcome applicants from around the world. 

Find out more about the Future Leaders Fellowships here.

You can also check UKRI's frequently updated funding opportunities here

 

Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

The KTN are offering frequently updated news regarding business funding in the UK. This includes collaborative funding, knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP), SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative), grant funding, competitions, and innovation loans. 

Find more about the KTN's current funding opportunities here.

Women in Innovation 2020

Innovate UK has announced a new wave of Women in Innovation Awards to find and support the UK’s most promising female innovators to develop their ideas and scale up their businesses.

Up to 10 women will secure £50,000 each as well as a bespoke programme of coaching, mentoring and innovation growth support. The priority will be engaging women innovators across the whole of the UK.

Find out more about their funding opportunities here.

 

Young Innovators Awards 2020/21

Young people can apply for an award to make their business idea a reality. The Award includes a £5,000 grant, tailored business support and a living allowance.

Eligibility

This competition is open to single applicants only.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • be a UK resident who has the right to work in the UK, or will have the right to work in the UK at the time of the Award
  • be aged between 18 and 30 on the date of competition closing
  • be able to commit 2 days per week to working on the Award

Open now

Opened:15 June 2020

Closes:2 September 2020

What's Going On...

Unravelling challenges for AI in healthcare

20th January 2021

15:00 - 17:00

Bringing together healthcare professionals with those developing AI technologies to identify solutions to key challenges.

 Location: 
Online Webinar 

Find out more and register here. 

How to make data science more racially inclusive 

10th February 2021 

18:00-19:00

We hope that attendees at this event will leave with a fresh insight into this all-important subject and realise that it is ok to make a mistake if we acknowledge, learn from it and move on. The important thing is to be having these conversations and trying to improve the situation.

 Location: 
Online Webinar 

Find out more and register here. 

 

KTN Funding Opportunities

The KTN are offering frequently updated news regarding business funding in the UK. This includes collaborative funding, knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP), SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative), grant funding, competitions, and innovation loans. 

Find more about the KTN's current funding opportunities here.