Competitions in the £191m fund to help recovery from Covid-19

Two opportunities have opened as part of Innovate UK‘s £191m Sustainable Innovation Fund, a fund to help all sectors of the UK recover, grow and create new opportunities from the aftermath of Covid-19.

Sustainable Innovation Fund Round 1 (temporary framework) – an investment of up to £55m to fund single and collaborative research and development projects to help organisations across the economy recover from Covid-19 in a clean and resilient way.  Each organisation working alone or in a collaboration can claim a maximum of £175,000. Competition closes 29 July. For more details and a link to register for the competition briefing at 09:30 on 3 July, click here.

Sustainable Innovation Fund SBRI phase 1 – larger clean-tech projects of up to £3m that are pathfinders to the UK’s net-zero ambitions.  Phase 1 will focus on exploring the feasibility of proposals. Phase 2 will concentrate on continued research, development and testing. Only successful applicants from phase 1 will be able to apply to take part in phase 2.  Phase 1 projects total costs are a maximum of £60,000. Competition closes 5 August. For more details about the competition, the virtual marketplace to help collaborators connect and a link to join the competition briefing at 11:00 on 2 July, click here.