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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.

Agri-tech Catalyst Colombia – £3m Fund


Medicines manufacturing round 2: challenge fund – £10m Fund


Analysis for innovators round 2: brokerage - £4m Fund


SBRI: automated pre-cleaning of surgical instruments  - £150K Fund


March 2018 sector competition: Open - £19m Fund


Develop your innovative business idea: – £19m Fund


Game-changing ideas for products and services – £15m Fund


Digital health technology catalyst round 2 - £8m Fund


SBRI: point-of-use treatment for organic-rich surface water – £450k Fund


Support for SMEs to evaluate innovative medical technologies – £1m Fund


Health and life sciences – £19m Fund


emerging and enabling technologies - £19m Fund


Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, round 2 – £23m Fund


Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation feasibility studies, round 2 - £2m Fund


Active Ageing Challenge – £100K Fund


Connected and autonomous vehicles simulation: collaborative R&D – £15m Fund