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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.

Audience of the future: design foundations – £1m Fund – Closing Date 04/07/2018


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


Precision medicine technologies: shaping the future – £5m Fund – Closing Date 11/07/2018


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


Open programme funding competition round 1£2m Fund – Closing Date 11/07/2018


APC 10: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability – £30m Fund – Closing Date 22/06/2018


SBRI: protecting nuclear decommissioning operators - £850k Fund – Closing Date 13/06/2018


Commercialising quantum devices: innovation R&D - £20m Fund – Closing Date 13/06/2018


UK-China collaboration to tackle antimicrobial resistance - £10m Fund – Closing Date 30/05/2018


Biomedical Catalyst 2018 round 1: early stage award - £8m Fund – Closing Date 06/06/2018


Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition - £10m Fund – Closing Date 06/06/2018


Biomedical Catalyst 2018 round 1: feasibility award - £2m Fund – Closing Date 06/06/2018


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