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Innovate UK is launching a new £20M open funding round of SMART R&D grants for UK SMEs on Monday 18th February. Offering up to 70% grants towards a project costing up to £2 Million, it offers SMEs an opportunity to submit any disruptive innovation including ideas from arts, design, media or creative industries. The open […]

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Recent Innovate UK R&D grant competitions have favoured collaborative projects. In many of these, it’s mandatory that larger value projects are collaborative. So – what’s the difference between subcontractors and collaborators when it comes to an R&D grant competition? The key issues are commitment to project outcomes and value-for-money. A subcontractor, providing services to an […]

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Recently, Innovate UK made it compulsory for larger value R&D grant applications to be collaborative. So who do you collaborate with in order to get a higher value R&D grant – and how do you encourage them to participate? Firstly – who to collaborate with. Probably the best collaborators are potential commercial end-user organisations as […]

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When is the best time to apply for R&D grant funding when researching or developing a new technology? It’s a good question and the answer is… it depends! It depends on whether you are applying for an Innovate UK R&D grant or a European Horizon 2020 grant. Experienced scientists and technologists will know that a […]

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It’s really encouraging to see Innovate UK continuing with yet another Open Sector R&D grant competition. This one opens on 10th May 2018 with an 11th July deadline for applications. This £20M fund is looking for the best game-changing or disruptive ideas offering up to 70% funded R&D grants towards a project costing up to […]

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Innovate UK R&D grant competitions are known to be ultra-competitive with very few winners. Only the best proposals secure funding – so how innovative does a technology need to be? It’s true that Innovate UK is interested in clear game-changing and/or disruptive innovations. We know that disruptors are innovators, but not all innovators are disruptors. […]

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The Brexit referendum took place on 23rd June 2016 and changed the future overnight. Major changes like this often have both positive and negative impacts. So – what impact does Brexit have on UK SME businesses when it comes to benefiting from generous European Horizon 2020 R&D grants? Clearly, while the UK remains a member […]

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Barely days after the current open sector R&D grant competition closes, Innovate UK opens another one! Opening on 1st March 2018, Innovate UK will invest up to £15 million in the best game changing or disruptive ideas offering R&D grants up to 70% grants towards a project costing up to £1 Million. The open sector […]

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Have you ever wondered how some businesses get grants and some never do? R&D grants are notoriously difficult to get – and it doesn’t help that online applications are mercilessly inflexible. Here I offer you ten practical tips that will enhance your R&D project proposal enabling you to present a compelling application that gets you […]

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Innovate UK launched an open funding R&D grant application round for UK SMEs this week. Offering up to 70% grants towards a project costing up to £1 Million, it offers SME’s an opportunity to submit any disruptive innovation including ideas from arts, design, media or creative industries. Most of Innovate UK’s R&D grant funding is […]

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