Innovate UK Funding

Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI)


You can win a contract to research and develop a new product or service for the public sector. Your innovative idea can help improve public services by solving a specific problem.

You can win initial funding of around £50,000 to £100,000 to test your idea and see if it will work. You can win a further contract worth up to £1 million or more to develop this idea.


You can apply for an SBRI contract if you are a business.

How to apply

Each funding competition has a different theme. Opening dates and deadlines vary. You must apply online.

Read about how other businesses have benefited from SBRI funding.

Apply online for SBRI funding