The CETP programme is a transformative Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI) program, designed to accelerate clean energy transition through annual funding calls.
It’s an international collaboration involving 30 countries and over 50 funding agencies, supported through the Horizon Europe R&I programme.
Our organisation is leading and delivering the programme on behalf of Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and South of Scotland Enterprise.
The joint call for funding will open September 2023 — information events and sessions on the call start in May 2023.
Innovate UK is offering up to £25 million in loans to micro, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Innovate UK innovation loans are for highly innovative late stage research and development (R&D) projects with the best potential for the future. There should be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact.
Your project must lead to innovative new products, processes or services that are significantly ahead of others currently available, or propose an innovative use of existing products, processes or services. It can also involve a new or innovative business model.
Your project must focus on one or more of the future economy areas included in the Innovate UK plan for action.
You must be able to show that you:
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) provides funding, support, insight and foresight for the development of low emission transport solutions, and automotive technologies. It aims to support the UK’s transition towards net zero product manufacturing and supply chain in the UK automotive sector.
In this competition round, APC is investing up to £20 million.
We are looking for collaborative, pre-production research and development (R&D) projects that:
Projects must look to fulfil both these criteria to ensure the UK meets the future demand of vehicle makers and users, strengthening UK’s global impact and, anchoring the value-add across the whole supply chain.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and world-leading ideas, designed for swift, successful commercialisation. Ideas need to be genuinely new and not just disruptive within their sector.
The Innovate UK Smart grant has focused eligibility criteria and scope to support SMEs and their partners develop disruptive innovations with significant potential for rapid economic return to the UK. The application process reflects the importance of obtaining economic benefits from public funding, and the potential for successful commercialisation, growth, and exports.
Proposals must be business focused, with deliverable, realistic, adequately resourced plans to achieve return on investment, growth and market share following project completion.
Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy, such as, but not exclusively, net zero, the arts, design and media.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with The Department for Transport to invest up to £34 million in innovation projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.
These will be to develop and deploy real world operational demonstrations of clean maritime solutions as well as carry out innovative feasibility studies and pre-deployment trials.
The Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) Round 4 is part of a suite of interventions launched by the UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions (UK SHORE). UK SHORE aims to transform the UK into a global leader in the design and manufacturing of clean maritime technology.
The aim of this competition is to fund real world demonstrations, pre-deployment trials and feasibility studies into clean maritime technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Your proposal must focus on clean maritime technology. Your project must do one of the following:
design, develop, test and deploy technology
conduct a technical and economic feasibility study
The aim of this Strand is to fund feasibility studies and pre-deployment testing of clean maritime technologies.
For a feasibility study proposal, your project must undertake a technical and economic feasibility study associated with the development and real world demonstration of on-vessel technologies, infrastructure technologies or both.
For pre-deployment trials, your proposal must design, develop and test novel clean maritime technologies focused for on-vessel technologies, infrastructure technologies or both.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with The Department for Transport (DfT) to invest up to £34 million in innovation projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping.
The aim of this Strand is to fund real world demonstrations of clean maritime technologies in an operational setting. Your proposal must, develop, test and deploy novel clean maritime technologies focused on on-vessel technologies and shoreside or offshore infrastructure, including at ports, harbours and wind farms.
The aim of this strand is to fund real world demonstrations of clean maritime technologies in an operational setting. Your proposal must develop, test and deploy novel clean maritime technologies focused on on-vessel technologies, shoreside or offshore infrastructure, including at ports, harbours and wind farms.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to invest up to £3.8 million in innovation projects. These will be to support the net zero agenda.
The Design Council will support the implementation of this competition by providing bespoke support to your project.
The aim of this competition is to support ambitious, early-stage growth businesses in developing your net zero products or services to meet demand.
This support will include budget to hire the expertise of living laboratories to test your products or services with end users, so they better meet the requirement of the target market.
Your project must focus on the development of your product or service and demonstrating it in a relevant market. The user focus can be achieved by testing the product or service in a living laboratory and demonstrating results that will both support the net zero agenda and answer a market need.
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), will invest up to £9.8 million in innovation projects.
This funding is part of Defra’s Farming Innovation Programme which is a partnership with UKRI’s Transforming Food Production Challenge and delivered by Innovate UK.
The aim of this competition is to:
Your proposal must be able to demonstrate how the project will benefit farmers, growers or foresters in England.
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, has selected a pool of investor partners.
These investor partners have demonstrated that they have the credibility, capability, capacity and appetite to invest in innovative, technology-led businesses that align with our programmes.
These programmes will focus on the future economy as described in our plan for action.
The future economy investor partnership programme brings together:
Innovate UK’s expertise in identifying innovation and using grant funding to change the risk profile of businesses investor partners’ aligned funding and expertise in identifying opportunities and teams that can best use extra investment finance. This approach aims to provide you with support for research and development and access to the capital investment you need to develop and commercialise your innovations.
Innovate UK provides support for your investment readiness and for engaging with suitable investors via Innovate UK Edge and Innovate UK KTN. In the first instance you should contact Innovate UK Edge for support in understanding your readiness for investment and also to look at your wider strategy for growth.
You should also contact Innovate UK KTN to establish if there are specific programmes for connecting businesses in your sector to relevant investors. Support and connections to sector specific investors may also be provided by the relevant Catapults.
You will need to establish a relationship and a level of investment traction with one of our approved investor partners before you apply for funding. A full list of selected investor partners is provided at Innovate UK Investor Partners – UKRI and Innovate UK KTN investor partnerships websites.
The investor partner must have confirmed with you that you are in a position to apply for grant funding as you will be asked to identify them in the application.
To be successful, your project must be independently assessed by Innovate UK as fundable and receive aligned investment directly, led or catalysed by the investor partner.
Greening the Screen Cymru Scale-Up Fund is delivered by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), on behalf of Media Cymru and Ffilm Cymru Wales. Media Cymru is a consortium of 23 organisations led by Cardiff University. This competition is funded by UKRI Strength in Places and will invest up to £600,000.
Media Cymru’s aim is to turn the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) into a global hub for media innovation with a focus on green and fair economic growth.
This competition aims to support UK registered organisations to scale-up sustainable products, services or processes that will green the screen industry in the CCR.
Informed by BAFTA albert’s Screen New Deal research, projects must reduce the negative impact the sector has on the environment. BAFTA albert’s Screen New Deal focuses on delivering a zero-carbon and zero-waste future through key impact areas:
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), will invest up to £4.5 million in innovation projects.
This funding is part of Defra’s Farming Innovation Programme which is delivered in partnership with Innovate UK’s Transforming Food Production (TFP) Challenge.
The aim of this funding competition is to fund feasibility studies investigating new solutions that will address major on-farm or immediate post farmgate challenges or opportunities.
This will include projects that:
This competition is delivered in partnership with the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem). It is funded by the Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund, which aims to deliver net zero at lowest cost to consumers and support innovative businesses to grow and scale.
Discovery is the first phase of a three phase competition:
There are four challenge competitions in Alpha Phase:
The Round 3 challenges aim to achieve the Strategic Innovation Fund’s two main visions, to deliver:
Your Project must address one of the challenges for the initial Round 3 Discovery Phase. You must plan for the development of your Project to meet a Round 3 Challenge through to live testing in the Alpha and large-scale demonstration in the Beta phase.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), to invest up to £4 million in innovation projects.
We encourage innovation in, but not limited to, the following fields of emerging technologies:
The aim of this competition is to enhance UK and German collaborations and capabilities in the emerging fields of technology in our society. The result being, the developing and delivering of new innovations and applications of the technologies across a broad range of other sectors.
Your proposal must comply with the scope and eligibility requirements, and include a consortium made up of non-linked German and UK partners.
Only UK registered partners must be listed in the Project Partner section of your application on the Innovation Funding Service (IFS). Your German partner will not receive any of this UK competition funding. German partners will be funded by the German ZIM programme, following a parallel application.
Are you developing technologies for the conversion of CO2 into a higher value product in Scotland? Or do you have an industrial site with CO2 emissions that you want to convert to create value?
If so, the CO2 Utilisation Challenge Fund could help support your move towards commercialisation.
Your project should be focused on the development of technology to use CO2 as a feedstock for conversion to a more valuable product. The fund is intended to support projects that will target pilot-scale or pre-commercial deployment of CO2 utilisation technology in an industrial setting within three years.
This fund is run by Scottish Enterprise on behalf of Scottish Government. It’s being provided as part of the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2020/2021 commitments.
We want to ensure Scotland stays ahead of the new industrial opportunities that carbon capture, utilisation and storage deployment offers.
Promising early work shows that CO2 utilisation has real potential to help develop a circular economy. Research also suggests that it could provide opportunities for our workforces and economic benefits for a range of different sectors.
That’s why we’re supporting these emerging technologies through our £5 million CO2 Utilisation Challenge Fund, run in partnership with the Scottish Government.
If you’re looking to grow your Scottish manufacturing business through developing low carbon products, processes or services, you can apply for the LCMCF grant.
Your project can use pure Research and Development (R&D), capital investment or environmental aid support in its effort to speed-up the transition to a low carbon economy in manufacturing. There’s a minimum value grant of £150,000 available.
This grant is part of Making Scotland’s Future activity, a programme led by Scottish Government and delivered by a range of partners including Scottish Enterprise, to help Scottish manufacturers grow and thrive.