March 2018 sector competition: Open

Funding opportunity:

March 2018 sector competition: Open



Funder and programme:

Innovate UK – sector competition

Project total costs (range):

£ 25,000 – £ 1,000,000




09/05/2018 (12:00 noon)

Innovate UK will invest up to £15 million in highly innovative projects with the best game changing and/or disruptive ideas or concepts. This should be with a view to commercialisation and economic impact.

Projects should aim to lead to new products, processes or services (or novel use of existing ones) believed to be significantly ahead of anything similar available in the field.

Your proposals can come from any technology (including arts, design, media or creative industries) and any part of the economy.

Projects must focus on commercialisation, growth or scale up as soon as possible following completion. Priority is given to proposals likely to lead to growth, gains in productivity and/or access to new overseas markets through export.

You may also be interested in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), a completely separate competition with a separate application process (but with the same deadlines).

Project duration should be a minimum of 6 months, and a maximum of 3 years.

MSC R&D can help your business develop by supporting you in:
• Identification of appropriate grants and competition calls for proposals
• Partner search for collaborative Research & Innovation
• Bid writing
• Project management
• Audit compliance
• Commercialisation
• Business Planning
• Market Intelligence reports

If you want help with any of these opportunities, please CONTACT us on 0114 230 8401 or email