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Open Sector Competition Round 4

Registration is closed
Funding details
Registration opens
11 Dec 2017, 12:00
28 Feb 2018, 12:00
Up to £1m per project
Innovate UK
Support phone number
0300 321 4357

Innovate UK’s competition is open to the best business-led cutting-edge or disruptive ideas or concepts with a view to commercialisation.

These can come from any technology (including arts, design, media or creative industries) and apply to any part of the economy.

They can fit into, or be outside of, any one or more of Innovate UK’s 4 priority sectors for growth: emerging and enabling technologies, health and life sciences, infrastructure systems and manufacturing and materials, or be outside them..

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTPs) applications are welcome. There is £14 million of funding for KTP applications.

Where appropriate, we will share application details with other potential public sector co-funders.

Total eligible project costs must be within the range £25,000 to £1,000,000. Projects may last between 6 and 36 months.

To be eligible to apply you must lead a project that:

  • is UK-based business
  • be a business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base and third sector)

If your project has total eligible costs or duration outside the specified range or duration it will be deemed out of scope and ineligible.

An applicant can only submit one project application per competition round. If more than one application per round is submitted, only the first application will be considered for assessment.