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...

Data Science: Where Do I Start?

30th September 2020 
18:00 - 19:00

Data Science: Where Do I Start? will cover a recent journey in building a data science skill set highlighting the useful resources available and the pitfalls to avoid. You will also learn about Data Science Bootcamps, and also a whole load of other resources available online to support aspiring Data Scientists.

Location: 
Online Webinar 

Find out more and register here.

R&D Grant Funding through Innovate UK

21st October 2020 
10:00-11:30am 

If you’re a technology or innovation based small or mid-sized business planning to develop new products, processes or technology services, this briefing will help you learn more about what grants are available, are they right for you & how to apply for them?

Save time by hearing from someone who knows the ropes and helps organisations like yours apply for a share of £millions of financial support that’s available from Innovate for the development of world-class technologies.

Sarah Werts and Carol McAnally from the University of Reading, will help you navigate your way through the innovation funding ecosystem. In their presentation, they will share their knowledge of the InnovateUK grant funding landscape, including Smart Grants, loans, KTPs, Catapults, Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and offer hints and tips on how to write a good application to increase your chances of securing such funding for your own business. They will also describe some of the ways you can work with the university to help your business thrive.

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.