Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 15

Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 15

Innovate UK innovation loans future economy: round 15

UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.

  • Competition opens: Thursday 2 May 2024
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 26 June 2024 11:00am
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Innovate UK is offering up to £25 million in loans to micro, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Innovate UK innovation loans are for highly innovative late stage research and development (R&D) projects with the best potential for the future. There must be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact.

Your project must lead to innovative new products, processes or services that are significantly ahead of others currently available, or propose an innovative use of existing products, processes or services. It can also involve a new or innovative business model.

Your project must focus on one or more of the future economy areas included in the Innovate UK plan for action.

You must be able to show that you:

  • need public funding
  • can cover interest payments
  • will be able to repay the loan on time

The funding available will be allocated across a series of competitions with the next round opening on the day the previous round closes:

  • round 15 will open on 2 May 2024 and close on 26 June 2024 (this round )
  • round 16 will open on 27 June 2024 and will close on 21 August 2024

In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process.

This competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated in this Innovate UK competition brief. We cannot guarantee other government or third party sites will always show the correct competition information.

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