Innovate UK is a non-departmental public body operating within the national Government: it is the UK’s innovation agency! Since 2007, Innovate UK has invested over £1.8 billion in innovation and has helped more than 8.000 innovative organisations in securing funded projects estimated to add more than £16 billion to the UK economy, and create nearly 7.000 jobs.
Innovate UK offers funding for research, development and innovation, but also access to sharing knowledge and skills and connections between the business, government and academia sectors.
Innovate UK provides funding support through 4 sectors:
- Emerging and enabling technologies – including high potential technologies just emerging from university or other research, and cross-cutting technologies and capabilities such as digital, satellite applications, sensors, robotics and design
- Health and Life sciences – including health and care technologies, agriculture, food and biosciences
- Infrastructure systems – including connected transport, energy systems and supply, and urban living
- Manufacturing and Materials – including new manufacturing and materials technologies, processes, business models and systems, resource efficiency and exploitation of digital approaches
If you need to find new ways of funding your business and/or to connect with innovators globally and with the right partners and networks, please refer to our TEAM for support and or training opportunities.