£25k - £2m
£25k - £500k for single applicants
Up to £2m for join applicants
6 - 36 Months
Projects should last 6 - 18 months for single applicants
Projects for joint applicants can last up to 36 months
Any sector can apply, innovate UK supports but not exclusively:
The arts, Media & Design
Science & Engineering
The Smart grant supports 3 different stage of development:
What is the Innovate UK Smart Grant?
The smart grant is Innovate UK's flagship grant programme offering £125m in support to UK businesses every year.
Whilst the smart grant is open to every industry, it's essential that the work your undertaking meets the following criteria:
Wider benefit to the UK and Society
Take our free eligibility quiz, to understand whether this grant is a good fit for your business.
It's key to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements before starting your application. Your project must:
Templates & Charts
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