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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.

UK-India industrial waste challenge 2017 £8m Fund

Open Funding for any Innovative ideas  £15m fund


Demonstrator for RAI in extreme and challenging environments – phase 1 £6m fund


Collaborative research and development £10m fund


Investment Accelerator Pilot £8.5m


Manufacturing and materials round 3 £15m fund


Energy catalyst round 5 £13m fund


Encouraging cycling and walking £470K fund


Accelerating innovation in rail round 4 - £9m 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 


2017 Toucan Ignite Awards Rewarding UK Start-ups in Leisure Industries


Precision medicine programme in South Africa - £1.5m fund