Funding Calls

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Eureka: healthy ageing

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop digital health technologies in partnership with organisations from EUREKA countries.

Projects must include at least one partner from one of the participating countries of the EUREKA Network. These countries are:

  1. France
  2. Spain
  3. Belgium
  4. Luxembourg
  5. Canada
  6. Malta
  7. Turkey
  8. Austria
4 May 2020   Competition opens
14 May 2020  Applicant briefing
5 August 2020 12:00pm  Competition closes
4 December 2020 Applicants notified

Full Details.

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COVID-19 Response

The Digital Health & Care Institute is collaborating with a number of stakeholder in response to COVDI-19. 

On their website they have up to date details on current funding opportunities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Full details here.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership serves to meet a core strategic need and to identify innovative solutions to help that business grow. KTP often delivers significant increased profitability for business partners as a direct result of the partnership through improved quality and operations, increased sales and access to new markets. Social enterprises see improved results, too.

In order to find out more about how KTP can help your business and how to apply please visit here

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Interface - Innovation Vouchers

Interface - Innovation Vouchers

Eligibility All Scottish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are eligible for these funding streams. SMEs require an academic partner to apply, if you do not have an academic partner the Interface Business Engagement team can help to identify one, please email

Standard Innovation Vouchers

Up to £5,000 of funding aimed at encouraging first-time partnerships between a company and a university or further education college. The company contributes an equal value in cash or in-kind (such as staff time, materials or equipment) or a combination of both.

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Student Placement Innovation Vouchers

Up to £5,000 to fund a PhD or Masters student to work within your organisation on a clearly defined project and continue the development of a Standard Innovation Voucher award. The company must have suitable premises to host a student for the duration of the project.

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Advanced Innovation Vouchers

Up to £20,000 of match funding to either encourage sustained relationships with academia and enable existing partnerships to continue the development of a project or for those companies who are beginning their collaborative journey with a HEI / FE college partner. The company must provide a mix of in-kind and cash contributions.

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Horizon 2020 SME Engagement Scheme

Up to £5,000 of funding to help businesses, and academics, scope and define an opportunity for applications for the €70 billion Horizon 2020 European Funding programme.

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Defence and Security Accelerator

Defence and Security Accelerator

Open Call for Innovation

The Open Call exists to offer suppliers the opportunity to submit their ideas to defence and security stakeholders.

The Open Call welcomes innovations that address defence and/or security challenges. The Open Call is open for proposals all year round, with assessment dates scheduled across the year.

More information on the Open Call can be found here.

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Research and development (R&D) grants Scottish Enterprise

Research and development (R&D) grants Scottish Enterprise

Get help researching and developing your big ideas.

Full Details on Eligibility and levels of funding are available here.



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Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Each year the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust offer Fellowships in a service of ‘award categories’ that reflect key contemporary issues. Below are some of the award categories for 2020.

  • Healthcare: innovations for the twenty-first century
  • Rural Living: Strengthen countryside communities
  • Emergency Response
  • Education
  • Physical activity: making moves for healthy lives
  • Palliative and end of life care
  • Open category

Applications for award categories open in April 2020. Full detail and criteria can be found here.

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Rolling Call

Building on the initial rapid funding round for COVID-19 research, the NIHR and UKRI are holding a rolling call for proposals for research into COVID-19. 

The call is for UK-led academic, small and medium enterprise (SME) and wider industry research that will address a wide range of COVID-19 knowledge gaps/needs, and which will lead to a benefit in UK, potentially international, public health within 12 months.

The size of grants will vary according to the needs of each research project, but will need to provide a robust case for value for money.


Full Detail and How to Apply available here.