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External funding

The UK has a wide variety of funding streams that enable translational research and help bridge the gap in development between early stage technology and commercialisation.

Our experienced funding manager can help you with grant applications and provide access to our resources to help you expand your R&D activities.

Translational funding to bridge the gap in development

Translational funding such as grants can be used to bridge the gap in development between early stage technology resulting from university research, and its commercialisation, usually known as the valley of death. 

In the UK, we are fortunate to be able to access a wide variety of funding streams that enable translational research. Grant funding can provide Start-ups and Spin outs with a vital source of non-dilutive funding or a mechanism by which academics can translate their research. 

Our experienced funding team will help you secure funding

Our experienced funding manager can help you with your grant applications. We have experience in applying for grants from different sources and can help you secure funding from diverse external sources such as the European Union, UKRI and charities such as the Wellcome Trust.

In addition, we have extensive expertise in delivering collaborative innovative projects and can provide access to project managers, data scientists and systems architects. These resources will be provided with a focus on helping SMEs and Scottish-based organisations access larger sources of external funding, enabling them to expand their R&D activities.

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Talk to us about applying for the following grants:

Innovate UK Smart Grants: August 2020

Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.

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  • Competition opens: Friday 28 August 2020
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 25 November 2020 11:00am
  • Sector: All sectors

Women in Innovation Awards 2020/21

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering 10 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.

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  • Competition opens: Tuesday 1 September 2020
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 14 October 2020 11:00am
  • Sector: All sectors

IETF deployment of energy efficiency technologies in industry

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million for grants for energy efficiency projects that reduce fuel bills and carbon emissions.

  • Competition opens: Monday 20 July 2020
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 28 October 2020 11:00am
  • Sector: Energy Efficiency & Decarbonisation

IETF industrial energy efficiency and decarbonisation studies

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million for grants to carry out feasibility and engineering studies into energy efficiency and decarbonisation.

  • Competition opens: Monday 20 July 2020
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 28 October 2020 11:00am
  • Sector: Energy Efficiency & Decarbonisation