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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: January 2020

Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy.
 
  • Competition opens: Friday 10 January 2020
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 22 April 2020 12:00pm
  • Sector: All sectors

ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: feasibility studies for demonstrators

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £700,000 to develop proposals for practical demonstrator projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
 
  • Competition opens: Monday 9 December 2019
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 19 February 2020 12:00pm
  • Sector: Circular economy

Seeking Scottish SME for potential funding bid

We are seeking interested Scottish SMEs with Machine Learning (ML) capabilities and an interest in their application to healthcare for a potential R&D funding bid in collaboration with NHS GGC.
 
  • Competition opens: Friday 10 January 2020
  • Registration closes: Monday 20 January 2020
  • Sector: Healthcare

Application of whole genome sequencing approaches to cancer

UK businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £5.4 million. This is for projects involving the application of whole genome sequencing to analyse cancers. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Find out more
  • Competition opens: Monday 7 October 2019
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 22 January 2020 12:00pm
  • Sector: Healthcare

ISCF Future food production systems

Apply for a share of up to £20 million to transform food production systems, improve productivity and sustainability, and help the industry move towards net zero emissions by 2040. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

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  • Competition opens: Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 22 January 2020 12:00pm
  • Sector: Food production, Circular Economy