Innovate UK’s Smart funding programme is for the very best ideas from business, no matter what field they are in or the stage of innovation they are at, from testing the feasibility of an idea through to development and prototyping.
The programme is for business innovation projects that offer a major step-change, either to what’s already available or by developing an entirely new technology, service or process.
Innovate UK is looking for new game-changing or disruptive processes or services that have the potential to improve and transform people’s lives, industries and the world.
These ideas should have a considerable positive impact to UK productivity and the economy and a high potential for commercialisation within the UK and wider global markets.
The round opened on 25 April, and will close on 24 July.
All proposals must be business focused, rather than pure research. Applications can come from any area of technology (including arts, design, media or creative industries), science or engineering and be applied to any part of the economy.
See an overview of Smart funding.