Looking for funding for your business innovations? We’ve rounded up the relevant public funding and competitions that have been announced and are open for applications in April and May. You can also find out more about public and private funding sources in our online directory

Improving Health through Digital Innovations

Innovate UK has up to £8m to invest in new technologies through the digital health technology catalyst. Up to £700,000 per project available, for up to 70% of project costs. Closes 18 April

Digital Health Technology Catalyst – Round 2

Funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) is a £35m fund being run over 4 years. It aims to address some of the challenges around the development of digital health innovations, and to help grow the digital health sector. Closes 18 April

dstl Competition: Communicating and Analysing Future Insights in Innovative Ways

The Defence Future Insights project are looking for innovative ways to communicate and analyse future concepts by developing up to five ‘Future Fictions’ and demonstrating up to five analytical tools. Closes 27 April

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Simulation: Collaborative R&D

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15m to develop simulation technologies that speed up the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles. Closes 2 May

Innovate UK Open Call

This competition is open to the best business-led, cutting-edge or disruptive ideas or concepts with a view to commercialisation. You could get funding of up to 70% of your eligible costs (up to £1m). Applications can come from any technology and part of the economy. Closes 9 May

March 2018 Sector Competition – open

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19m for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential to significantly impact on the UK economy. Closes 9 May

European Funding: Horizon 2020 ICT 25 Interactive Technologies

Better exploiting opportunities offered by multi-user interactions, research and developing technologies augmenting human interaction in groups within a professional and private context. Or developing future interactive systems offering higher quality experiences. There are lots of other opportunities, such as research in geolocation, flexible and wearable technologies.
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Want to find out more about public funding and private investment? Our online directory can help you to source the right investment to suit your needs, product life-cycle and company stage.