Loans of between £100,000 and £1 million are available for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

  • Competition opens: Monday 8 July 2019
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 11 September 2019 12:00pm

Innovate UK is offering up to £10 million in loans to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Loans are for highly innovative late stage projects with the best game changing and/or disruptive ideas or concepts. There should be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact.

Projects should aim to develop new products, processes or services (or innovative use of existing ones) believed to be significantly ahead of anything similar in the field.

See https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/411/overview for more details.

£10M available in innovation loans, opened yesterday, and a number of briefing events coming up that I would encourage those thinking about loans to attend one.

23 July 2019

Brighton briefing event at Brighton Fusebox

24 July 2019

London briefing event at America Square

24 July 2019

Online briefing event

25 July 2019

Sheffield briefing event at Eagle Labs

30 July 2019

Warrington briefing event at Daresbury STFC

31 July 2019

Birmingham briefing event at Innovation Birmingham

11 September 2019 12:00pm

Registration closes

18 September 2019 12:00pm

Competition closes