The Future Frontiers Fund is a partnership between Green Future Investments Limited (GFIL) and Cranfield. The fund delivers financial, technical and business support to innovators and entrepreneurs.
The GFIL Fund provides a range of grant and investment funding to innovators that are developing solutions to global environmental challenges.
Innovative companies and entrepreneurs can apply to scale up ideas which help address the challenges related to tackling climate change, protecting our environment and delivering a Net Zero future. No match funding is required.
In addition to this funding Cranfield will also provide innovators with a range of technical and business support. This includes technical performance testing and product design from academics and technician staff, business coaching, mentoring, and providing access to our laboratory and near industrial-scale test facilities.
The latest call for applicants is now open. Apply Now.
Grant funding for early-stage projects that are developing solutions to tackle climate change, protect our environment and deliver a net zero future
The Future Frontiers Fund supports the generation of fresh and highly novel ideas, technologies, products and services. Cranfield are looking for truly innovative leaps and will provide support through small grants of approximately £10,000 to test ‘might work’ concepts along with technical mentoring support. Eligible applicants include SMEs, start-ups, spinouts, individuals, and students. Applications close 24th March 2024 at 5:30pm.
The Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) provides six £50,000 awards for companies with an innovation currently at TRL 4-5 to access Cranfield expertise and facilities to take their technology to prototype and beyond. Eligible applicants are SMEs, start-ups, and spinouts. This fund is not currently open for applications.
Cranfield are holding a live webinar for potential applicants to hear more about the FFF fund and ask questions from the fund directors.
GFIL Future Frontiers Fund Webinar, 12th February, 2:30-3:00pm with Professor Jane Rickson