Open Grant Funding Competition: Round 3

Funding opportunity:

Open Grant Funding Competition: Round 3


Closing soon

Funder and programme:

Innovate UK – open competition

Project total costs (range):

£ 25,000 – £ 2,000,000



Competition closes:

14/11/2018 (12:00 noon)

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in the best cutting-edge or disruptive ideas with a view to commercialisation.

All proposals must be business focused, rather than pure research. Applications can come from any area of technology, science or engineering, including arts, design, media or creative industries, and be applied to any part of the economy.

Proposals can fit into one or more of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund areas. Innovate UK are also happy to accept applications that fall outside of these areas.

Where appropriate, Innovate UK will share application details with other potential public sector co-funders.

For projects of duration between 6 and 18 months, the total eligible project costs must be between £25,000 and £500,000. For those between 19 and 36 months, the total eligible project costs must be between £25,000 and £2 million. (Exceptionally, project costs over £2 million may be considered as long as they are below £3 million). All projects must start by 1 April 2019 and end by 1 April 2022.

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