Innovate UK Smart grants support the very best, game-changing and disruptive ideas that have the potential to change the world. Funding is available for projects at various stages - from feasibility studies through to developing and testing a prototype - coming from any industry and anywhere in the UK.
It can be costly and time-consuming to research and develop a new product or service. But there are many forms of financial help that aim to support companies as they innovate and generate new ideas. These schemes range from tax reliefs and credits to grants. In the case studies, you can discover how companies have benefitted from this funding and support.
Information and advice
The SBRI offers opportunities for early-stage, small and medium-sized companies to develop and demonstrate technology to public bodies acting as the lead customer
How to apply for tax credits when you are researching and developing a new business idea
Offers a reduced corporation tax rate for companies that exploit patented inventions
Innovation competitions allow UK-based business or research organisations to compete for government-backed funding to research and develop a process, product or service.
EU support is provided via the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme and other programmes.