grants & opportunities

Innovate UK


Innovate UK Support

Innovate UK offer funding and support to nurture business-led innovation across all industry sectors.

Support can be through competitive grants or Knowledge Transfer Partnerships which offer businesses the opportunity to work with academic institutions to gain access to new knowledge.


Competition: Compound Semiconductor Applications

Businesses can apply for a share of £4 million to encourage the commercial use of compound semiconductors.

Award: Up to £4m

Opens: 18 July

Competition closes: 19 October 12:00

For more information please click here


Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives & Weapons Detection

The fourth iteration of this successful cross-Government research call is seeking innovation in all aspects of explosives and weapons detection.

This research call is seeking proposals in the following challenge areas:

  • Buildings and Areas
  • Goods
  • People and / or their Possessions
  • Vehicles

Original ideas and adaptations of successful technologies, techniques or processes from other fields are equally welcome.

Award: Up to £3m over 3 years

Opens: 12 September

Bidders’ Conference: 27 September, London

To register for the Bidders’ Conference please click here please register by 20 September.

For more information and registration details for this Research Call, please click here.


For other Innovate UK support please click on the links below:

What if you’re not eligible

You can use the Business Finance Support Finder to check for other funding opportunities. You can also download the Innovation Directory (PDF, 547KB, 50 pages) to find details for other relevant organisations.