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Investing in foundation industries: help to back innovators

Investing in foundation industries: help to back innovators

Investors can join a programme to support businesses carrying out innovative projects that aim to reduce resources and energy use in key industries.

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Taking agri tech skills to Africa: apply for funding

Taking agri tech skills to Africa: apply for funding

Universities and researchers can apply for a share of £2 million to work with researchers and businesses in Africa on solving challenges in food supply.

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Transparency data: Innovate UK funded projects since 2004

Transparency data: Innovate UK funded projects since 2004

Information about the projects funded by Innovate UK between 2004 and 1 October 2020.

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Transparency data: Innovate UK funding competition winners 2020

Transparency data: Innovate UK funding competition winners 2020

Details of Innovate UK funding competition winners informed in 2020.

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Developing new battery technologies: apply for business funding

Developing new battery technologies: apply for business funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to support development of innovative battery technologies for electric vehicles.

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Case study: Charm Impact

Case study: Charm Impact

A company supported by Innovate UK is helping individuals loan money to budding entrepreneurs bringing renewable energy solutions to people in Africa and Asia.

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Detailed guide: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: what they are and how to apply

Detailed guide: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: what they are and how to apply

You can improve your business' competitiveness and productivity through funded partnerships with academics and researchers.

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Detailed guide: Costs guidance for knowledge transfer partnership projects

Detailed guide: Costs guidance for knowledge transfer partnership projects

Guidance for knowledge bases applying to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) competition. As part of your application we will ask for all of your costs.

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Transparency data: Innovate UK funding competition winners 2020

Transparency data: Innovate UK funding competition winners 2020

Details of Innovate UK funding competition winners informed in 2020.

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Transforming transport with location data: apply for contracts

Transforming transport with location data: apply for contracts

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million to explore ways of using geospatial data to tackle a variety of transport challenges.

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Detailed guide: Business innovation: what funding you can get and how to apply

Detailed guide: Business innovation: what funding you can get and how to apply

Guidance for organisations applying for Innovate UK's funding opportunities to test ideas and develop innovative products and services.

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Transparency data: Innovate UK funding competition winners 2020

Transparency data: Innovate UK funding competition winners 2020

Details of Innovate UK funding competition winners informed in 2020.

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Case study: Aurrigo makes breakthrough in driverless pods technology

Case study: Aurrigo makes breakthrough in driverless pods technology

Coventry-based company has also created new jobs to meet global demand for driverless pods.

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Case study: 5StarS: developing a security framework for autonomous and connected vehicles

Case study: 5StarS: developing a security framework for autonomous and connected vehicles

Government funds project to develop an automotive cybersecurity assurance framework.

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Case study: MuCCA: government backed collision avoidance system achieves world first

Case study: MuCCA: government backed collision avoidance system achieves world first

Demonstration of collision avoidance system sees 2 vehicles steer around stationary car without human assistance.

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Case study: CAVForth: creating Europe's first full sized autonomous bus

Case study: CAVForth: creating Europe's first full sized autonomous bus

The project has been part-funded by £4.5 million from the government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and Innovate UK.

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Case study: Humandrive: vehicle completes 230 mile, self navigated drive across the UK

Case study: Humandrive: vehicle completes 230 mile, self navigated drive across the UK

Government-backed autonomous vehicles project has achieved its goal of sending a Nissan LEAF on a self-navigated 'Grand Drive'.

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Case study: Humandrive: vehicle completes 230 mile, self navigated drive across the UK

Case study: Humandrive: vehicle completes 230 mile, self navigated drive across the UK

Government-backed autonomous vehicles project has achieved its goal of sending a Nissan LEAF on a self-navigated 'Grand Drive'.

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Transparency data: Innovate UK transactions over £25,000

Transparency data: Innovate UK transactions over £25,000

See the transactions over £25,000 for Innovate UK.

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Innovate UK launches four year design strategy

Innovate UK launches four year design strategy

The UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, today publishes a strategy that seeks to encourage and support excellent design in innovation.

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Detailed guide: Innovation loans: general guidance for applicants

Detailed guide: Innovation loans: general guidance for applicants

Information for UK SMEs who want to apply for an innovation loan, including finding a suitable competition, the application process and loan agreement.

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Detailed guide: Innovation Continuity Loans: what they are and how to apply

Detailed guide: Innovation Continuity Loans: what they are and how to apply

An overview of Innovate UK’s additional COVID-19 innovation continuity loans for the continuation of planned or existing innovation activity.

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Corporate report: The state of EU Medical Device Regulation readiness in UK SMEs

Corporate report: The state of EU Medical Device Regulation readiness in UK SMEs

This report describes the readiness of the UK SME and Micro Medical Device Sector for the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) which came into force in 2017 and for which the transition period ends in May 2020.

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Transparency data: Innovate UK funded projects since 2004

Transparency data: Innovate UK funded projects since 2004

Information about the projects funded by Innovate UK between 2004 and 1 August 2020.

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Innovative nuclear competition launch – are you ready for the challenge?

Innovative nuclear competition launch – are you ready for the challenge?

A £3.9 million competition has been launched to find innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of the UK’s oldest nuclear sites.

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Transparency data: Innovate UK transactions over £25,000

Transparency data: Innovate UK transactions over £25,000

See the transactions over £25,000 for Innovate UK.

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Foundation industries: building a resilient recovery: apply for funding

Foundation industries: building a resilient recovery: apply for funding

UK-registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting the recovery and growth of foundation industries.

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Detailed guide: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: what they are and how to apply

Detailed guide: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: what they are and how to apply

You can improve your business' competitiveness and productivity through funded partnerships with academics and researchers.

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Corporate report: Clean Growth and Infrastructure Annual Review 2020

Corporate report: Clean Growth and Infrastructure   Annual Review 2020

This document provides details of this approach, highlights the impact this can have on individual companies, and outlines some of our plans.

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Notice: Application guidance: deliver safer and better care every time for people in Scotland with diabetes (SBRI competition)

Notice: Application guidance: deliver safer and better care every time for people in Scotland with diabetes (SBRI competition)

Organisations can apply for a share of £300,000 including VAT, to address foot problems, hospital care after admission and bone care for diabetes patients in Scotland.

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Innovative nuclear competition launch – are you ready for the challenge?

Innovative nuclear competition launch – are you ready for the challenge?

A £3.9 million competition is today being launched to find innovative ways to sort and segregate radioactive waste at some of the UK’s oldest nuclear sites.

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Guidance: Sort and Segregate Nuclear Waste specification

Guidance: Sort and Segregate Nuclear Waste specification

This specification supports the “Sort and Segregate Nuclear Waste” competition being run by Innovate UK, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Sellafield Ltd and Magnox Ltd.

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Press release: UK aid funding available for innovative energy projects

Press release: UK aid funding available for innovative energy projects

The UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, is offering £20m of UK aid funding to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for clean, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia.

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Press release: UK aid funding available for innovative energy projects

Press release: UK aid funding available for innovative energy projects

The UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, is offering £20m of UK aid funding to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for clean, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia.

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Case study: Arrival: Innovate UK backed firm achieves ‘unicorn’ status

Case study: Arrival: Innovate UK backed firm achieves ‘unicorn’ status

UK electric vehicle maker Arrival has attained a valuation of €3 billion following backing from Innovate UK’s Industry Strategy Challenge Fund.

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Press release: Over £100 million cash boost to manufacture millions of doses of COVID 19 vaccine

Press release: Over £100 million cash boost to manufacture millions of doses of COVID 19 vaccine

New state-of-the-art centre to scale up COVID-19 vaccine and gene therapy manufacturing gets £100 million investment.

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Corporate report: SBRI Transport Priorities Review for UKRI report

Corporate report: SBRI   Transport Priorities Review for UKRI report

This review focuses on the transport sector. It considers how SBRI is applied to public sector challenges in this sector and explores how Innovate UK can support wider uptake.

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Corporate report: SBRI Transport Priorities Review for UKRI report

Corporate report: SBRI   Transport Priorities Review for UKRI report

This review focuses on the transport sector. It considers how SBRI is applied to public sector challenges in this sector and explores how Innovate UK can support wider uptake.

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Policy paper: Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in Innovation study

Policy paper: Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in Innovation study

A new report outlines barriers, challenges, opportunities and support needs for minority ethnic groups and disabled people to participate in business innovation.

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Policy paper: Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in Innovation report

Policy paper: Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in Innovation report

A new report outlines barriers, challenges, opportunities and support needs for minority ethnic groups and disabled people to participate in business innovation.

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Case study: ACT Blade

Case study: ACT Blade

An Innovate UK-backed start-up has developed a longer, lighter wind turbine blade that could generate more power, cost-effectively.

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Detailed guide: Innovation Continuity Loans: what they are and how to apply

Detailed guide: Innovation Continuity Loans: what they are and how to apply

An overview of Innovate UK’s loan programmes for SMEs involved in late-stage innovation projects.

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Independent report: ICURe: evaluation of pilot programme

Independent report: ICURe: evaluation of pilot programme

Review by Ipsos MORI includes an overview of the programme, its effect on participants and the UK economy.

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Detailed guide: Innovation Continuity Loans: what they are and how to apply

Detailed guide: Innovation Continuity Loans: what they are and how to apply

An overview of Innovate UK’s loan programmes for SMEs involved in late-stage innovation projects.

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Case study: BuffaloGrid

Case study: BuffaloGrid

This smart energy business supported by Innovate UK aims to power a smartphone revolution that will help drive wealth and wellbeing in the developing world.

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