Check if you are eligible for research and innovation funding

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Eligibility as a business

There are innovation grants for businesses to develop new and novel products, processes or services. These are offered by Innovate UK.

Search for Innovate UK funding opportunities.

The best way to understand if something is open to a business is to check the funding opportunity for requirements your business needs to meet. For example, the business might have to:

  • be registered in the UK
  • intend to carry out project work in the UK
  • be a particular size

We use the European Commission definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Check the definitions of SMEs.

Businesses may also be able to be a collaborator on certain research grants and not claim funds. This will be specified within the funding opportunity.

Last updated: 25 October 2022

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