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6 April 2020

Business-led innovation in response to global disruption

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to respond to new and urgent needs in UK and global communities during and following the COVID-19 outbreak.

Full details and competition overview. 

The closing date is 12:00, 17 April 2020.

Key points

  • £20m de minimis funding available to businesses to fast-track innovation
  • Focus on emerging or increasing needs of society or industries during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Delivering realistic and significant benefits for society or an industry that has been severely impacted and/or permanently disrupted
  • Proposals must focus on a clear need, and the innovation to address it
  • Projects must be delivered within the restrictions of COVID-19
  • Up to £50k at 100% grant for projects lasting up to 6 months, and paid in advance
  • Total eligible costs must be between £25k-£50k per project