Innovate UK

Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2020

Funding opportunities

Opens: 10 January 2020

Closes: 22 April 2020 (midday)

What is available?

£25,000 – £500,000 for 6 – 18 month single or collaborative projects

£25,000 – £2 million for 19 -36 month projects only

What projects will be considered?

Projects that are game-changing and commercially viable, innovative and disruptive. They should be linked to technology that can be applied to any part of the economy, including science and engineering, and must involve at least one micro or Small to Medium-sized Enterprise.

The project must begin no later than October 2020 and end no later than October 2023.

Please note, projects will not receive funding if they do not:

  • meet the competition eligibility or scope
  • address the size, potential and access to market for the innovation
  • evidence the potential for their idea or concept to lead to significant return on investment (ROI), positive economic impact, growth and scale-up of the business.

For more information, please visit: or email Agri-EPI Centre’s New Business and Proposals Manager, Rebecca Lewis.