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Funding opportunities and competitions

A range of funding opportunities and competitions are available through Innovate UK, the Small Business Research Initiative and Horizon 2020. Innovate UK and UKRI funding £98m Healthy Ageing…


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Innovate UK Domestic Missions - Expression of Interest

Innovate UK is looking for innovative SMEs in Mobility, Sustainability or Housing to start conversations with UK Local Authorities about the part innovative tech can play in addressing these…


Open Data Fund

Open Data Fund - £30,000 funding available

The Department of Finance has opened a £30,000 Innovation and Outreach Fund to encourage the use of open data. Awards of between £300 and up to £5,000 are available to fund the development of apps or…


£25m Innovate UK Smart Grants

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing or disruptive R&D innovations which have significant potential to impact on the UK…


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£55m Energy Project Funding

A number of Innovate UK funding opportunities are available for energy projects. 1. Energy Catalyst Round 7 - £22m Energy Catalyst is focused on the needs of poor households, businesses and services…


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European Space Agency Message - multiple calls

Space Is Open For Business - with significant funding opportunities for local SMEs The City Innovation Unit in Belfast City Council has strong ties with the European Space Agency, our…


'Amazing spaces, Smart places' £120,000 SBRI

Is your organisation interested in working with us to use innovative digital tech to help us to better manage our urban parks and open spaces? Contracts of up to £20,000 will be awarded for a period…


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'Playable' streets £30,000 IoT challenge

We’re running a two-phase competition for innovative companies to explore how we can use our new Things Connected IoT network to re-imagine our city centre. (Closed 27 July 2018.) Over the last…