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Funding Competitions

There is a range of UK and internationally-based business competitions that provide funding, support, press and much more to startups, entrepreneurs and new business ventures. They can be a great source for testing your concept and providing the resources/ networks to grow your startup.

These competitions and others are a good way to secure initial resources, finance or support for an expansion.

We have listed some of the latest business funding competitions below, if you can’t find a competition that suits your business you can search for more here.

Strand 2 Infrastructure Systems – £19m Fund


Strand 1 Manufacturing and Materials - £19m Fund


Biomedical Catalyst round 4: late stage award - £8m Fund


Biomedical Catalyst 2017 round 4: primer award - £4m Fund


Innovation loans: infrastructure systems - £3.5m Fund


First of a Kind: demonstrating tomorrow’s trains today - £3.5m Fund


5G Testbeds and Trials Programme: Phase 1 - £25m Fund


Innovation in health and life sciences round 3 - £15m Fund


IDP14: accelerating the transition to zero emission vehicles (feasibility studies) - £2m Fund


IDP14: accelerating the transition to zero emission vehicles (research and development) – £18m Fund


Safer and more efficient school transport – £200k Fund


Developing and testing 5G services – £25m Fund


Accelerating innovation in rail 5 – £7.9m Fund


Reducing the use of animals in research£2.3m fund