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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.

Investment accelerator: innovation in precision medicine – £6M Fund – Closing Date 26/09/2018


Increase productivity, performance and quality in UK construction£12.5m Fund – Closing Date 19/09/2018


Open grant funding competition: round 2 – £20m Fund – Closing Date 12/09/2018


Electric vehicle charging for public spaces - Closing Date 29/08/2018


Wireless electric vehicle charging for commercial users – Closing Date 29/08/2018


Regulators’ Pioneer Fund - £10m Fund – Closing Date 14/08/2018


EUREKA Eurostars 2, round 10 – £2.5m Fund – Closing Date 13/09/2018


SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies - £1.5m Fund Closing Date 22/08/2018


Business Basics: boosting SME productivity (trial strand) - Closing Date 4/09/2018


Transforming accountancy, insurance & legal services with AI (large consortia ) – £12m Fund – Closing Date 15/08/2018


Plastics innovation: towards zero waste - £4m Fund – Closing Date 08/08/2018


SBRI: smart waste tracking data collection, storage and reporting services - £400k Fund Closing Date 18/07/2018


Creating a network of digital pathology, imaging and AI centres - £50m Fund – Closing Date 01/08/2018


Autonomous highway, rural and parking test facilities – £25m Fund – Closing Date 29/08/2018


Connected vehicles data exchange - £5m Fund – Closing Date 29/08/2018


UK Research and Innovation strength in places fund - £50m per application fund – Closing Date 25/07/2018


Audience of the future: demonstrators - £16m Fund – Closing Date 01/08/2018


Smart local energy systems: concepts and designs – £1.5m Fund – Closing Date 25/07/2018


Smart local energy systems: demonstrators – £40m Fund – Closing Date 25/07/2018


Agri-tech Catalyst Colombia£3m Fund – Closing Date 18/07/2018