Innovate UK aims to accelerate growth by stimulating and supporting business-led innovation.

Innovate UK work with SMEs, large business, universities and government to achieve these ambitions in a series of priority areas. To support innovation, Innovate UK often run ‘funding competitions’ for grant funding, together with a wide range of other tools.


Funding Competition information:

for further information: Tel- 0300 321 4357 or Email-


Innovation Vouchers

Innovation vouchers provide funding so businesses can work with an external supplier for the first time to help them innovate, develop and grow.

Innovation vouchers are available for companies in any industry sector to apply for.  Vouchers are available up to £5,000 in value and are 100% funded.  Innovation Vouchers are awarded in a ballot scheme so the voucher award is not guaranteed.  Unsuccessful applicants can apply in later rounds. 100 vouchers are awarded each round in January, April, July and October each year.

For more information and eligibility visit the website at


EuroStars 2016

The Eurostars programme is targeted at innovative SME’s wanting to take part in collaborative research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

Eurostars support stimulates SMEs to lead international collaborative research and innovation projects by easing access to support and funding.  The programme provides funding and support for market-oriented research and development specifically with the active participation of R&D-performing SMEs.

Up to 360,000 euros at 60% funding is available for UK partners.

Please see the Eurostars website for project details.  Also see Eligibility Checklist

UK Contact Details for questions or further information:
Graham M Mobbs,  European Operations Manager, InnovateUK
Telephone: +44 (0)7824 599585


Horizon 2020

Watch this 3 minute video which gives a general overview of the programme specifics


Other tools including R&D, Innovation vouchers and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (collaborating with Universities) can be found at:

General Queries:

Tel: 01793 442700 or email