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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 competion that suits your business you can search for more here.

Reducing the use of animals in research – £2.3m fund


New and novel healthcare solutions – £12m fund


Digital technology for healthcare – £8m fund


Newton UK-China agritech challenge 2017£8m fund


Business productivity portal - £500K fund


Improving operations through machine learning - £250K fund


UK-India industrial waste challenge 2017 - £8m Fund


Open Funding for any Innovative ideas  - £15m fund


Collaborative research and development £10m fund


Encouraging cycling and walking - £470K fund


SBRI funding competition: technology to improve IBD care and management


Design foundations 2017 round 2 for early stage design projects£1m fund


Biotechnology innovation for sustainable industrial development£2m fund


Aerospace Technology Institute R&T programme 


Precision medicine programme in South Africa - £1.5m fund