Innovate UK Fast Start: Innovation Funding Competition

UK registered small and micro businesses can apply for a share of up to £30 million for affordable, adoptable and investable innovations in net zero and Healthcare.

  • Competition opens: Monday 11 July 2022
  • Competition closes: Tuesday 26 July 2022 11:00am

Innovate UK is offering small and micro businesses a share of up to £30 million in grants alongside tailored business support delivered by Innovate UK EDGE. You can apply for up to £50,000 for highly innovative ideas that have a clear route to commercialisation through business growth.

Your project must lead to new products, processes or services that are significantly ahead of others currently available, or propose an innovative use of existing products, processes or services. It can also involve a new or innovative business model.In your application, you must be able to show that you:

  • have a great idea
  • need public funding
  • have the capability to deliver the project
  • will deliver the project

Your idea must focus on either achieving net zero or self-driven healthcare, and how new technology can enable affordable, adoptable and investable innovations in these areas. We are particularly interested in proposals which will help you:

  • develop both your idea and your business
  • create a new revenue stream
  • evidence and enable your market, funding and commercialisation plans
  • show what’s feasible, helping you decide whether to pursue your idea further
  • catalyse further innovation on your path to commercial success
  • respond to changing market conditions

Innovate UK runs many different competitions, and each will have different eligibility and scope requirements. The guidance in this competition brief will always supersede any other guidance. If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact our Customer Support Service who will assist you further.

In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process. This competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated.

For more information, please visit the GOV.UK website.