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Innovate UK

Innovate UK

What we do

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency

We work with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.

Who we are

We’re an organisation of around 250 staff, drawn mainly from business and with a head office in Swindon.

Our responsibilities

We work to:

  • determine which science and technology developments will drive future economic growth
  • meet UK innovators with great ideas in the fields we’re focused on
  • fund the strongest opportunities
  • connect innovators with the right partners they need to succeed
  • help our innovators launch, build and grow successful businesses

Our work so far

Since 2007 we have invested over £1.5 billion in innovation, matched by a further £1.5 billion in partner and business funding. We have helped more than 5,000 innovative companies in projects estimated to add £7.5 billion to the UK economy and create 35,000 extra new jobs.

If you have views or comments please let us know by contacting support@innovateuk.gov.uk


  • Regions: East Riding, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire
  • Telephone 01793 442700
  • Website View website

Business Support & Offered Services

Innovate UK offers 3 services.

Innovate UK – Funding

Guidance for business and academic organisations on how to get funding to test ideas and develop innovative products and services.

SBRI: Small Business Research Initiate

Part of the government’s Industrial Strategy to build on the UK’s strengths to generate further growth and to improve access to support and funding to develop new technologies

Innovate UK – Funding Horizon 2020

Organisation: Innovate UK

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 is the new EU funding programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020 with a €80 billion budget. H2020 supports SMEs with a new instrument that runs throughout various funded research and innovation fields,enhances EU international research and Third Country participation, attaches high importance to integrate social sciences and humanities encourages to develop a gender dimension in project.

View here fore details.


Upcoming events

Innovate UK is hosting 1 upcoming events.

8th November 2017 9:00 am

INNOVATE 2017 NEC Birmingham

  • Type:Conference, Information Session, Seminar

  • Start:8th November 2017 9:00 am

  • End:9th November 2017 5:00 pm

  • Cost:£150.00

  • Location: NEC Birmingham

  • Organiser:Innovate UK