Innovate SMART Grants

Type of funding: Industry led funding

Smart is Innovate UK’s ‘open grant funding’ programme.

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused.

We will fund innovative research and development (R&D) projects across a variety of technologies, markets and research categories, including:

feasibility projects
industrial research projects
experimental development projects

Deadline: 06/10/2021

Eligibility criteria:

Your project must be led by an SME if you want to work alone or any UK registered business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)if you are working in collaboration but you must include at least one SME. Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone.

If your project’s duration is 6 to 18 months: it must have total eligible project costs between £25,000 and £500,000, it can be single (SMEs only) or collaborative

If your project’s duration is 19 to 36 months: it must have total eligible project costs between £25,000 and £2 million, it must be collaborative.

Further information can be found here.