Apply for a share of £191m Covid-recovery fund

Two opportunities have opened as part of Innovate UK’s £191m Sustainable Innovation Fund, a fund to help all sectors of the UK recover, grow and create new opportunities from the aftermath of Covid-19.

The Innovate UK Sustainable Innovation Fund Round 1 is an investment of up to £55m, designed to fund single and collaborative research and development projects to help organisations across the economy recover from Covid-19 in a clean and resilient way.  Each organisation – working alone or in a collaboration – can claim a maximum of £175,000. The competition closes on 29th July. For more details click here.

The separate Sustainable Innovation Fund SBRI phase 1 is worth up to £10m. It is aimed at larger clean-tech projects that are pathfinders to the UK’s net-zero ambitions, demonstrating the impact and potential of a clean growth led recovery from Covid-19 while also making the transition to net zero. Phase 1 will focus on exploring the feasibility of proposals.  The feasibility study R&D contracts will be up to £60,000 for each project for up to three months.

Phase 2 will concentrate on continued research, development and testing. This second phase will award R&D contracts to organisations that were successful in the first phase. A total of up to £70m has been allocated to support successful projects in phase 2. Up to £3 million including VAT, will be available for each 12 month contract, in order to develop a prototype and undertake field testing. The competition closes on 5th August. For more details click here.

If you have any questions about working with CHAP, please send us an email using the enquiries form at the bottom of our homepage.