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...

KTPs: Bridging the gap between Business and Academia

24th February 2021

10:00-11:30am

Are you looking for an Academic partner to support your company to innovate and grow?

The KTP scheme enables a business to bring in new skills and the latest academic thinking to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project through a knowledge-based partnership.

At this event you’ll hear from 3 companies at different stages of their KTP who will explain why they committed to the programme, what they are looking to achieve and how these expectations are being met.

There will be plenty of time to ask questions and explore why a KTP could be right for you.

 Location: 
Online Webinar 

Find out more and register here.

 

 

 

 

 

UKRI Funding Leader Fellowship

You can apply for up to £1.5 million to support your research or innovation and develop your career through UKRI. 

The Future Leadership Fellowships enable businesses to develop the leadership potential of an employee through a challenging innovation or research projects. Funding is typically worth up to £1.5 million over four years to cover salaries and operational costs, but applicants may apply for more or less.

The closing date for applications is the 10th December (recurring). 

Read more about this on the UKRI site 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.