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Innovate UK Smart Grants


Smart is the new name for Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme.


Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused.


Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy, such as but not exclusively:

  • the arts, design and media
  • creative industries
  • science or engineering


Applications must include at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and projects must start no later than October 2020 and end no later than October 2023.


The closing date to register for the competition is midday 27 May 2020.


For further information please visit the Innovate UK website.


Why not visit the Business Wales Innovation pages to find out how innovation can help your business become more competitive, increase sales and enter new markets.




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