i-Con Funding Opportunities

Through our i-Con Challenge Fund we are prepared more than ever to help support collaborative innovation projects to aid recovery through matching industry, academia, a wide range of agencies and other partners. 

We are currently supporting 6 new impactful innovation projects in our first round of funding. More information about the projects can be found here

Talk to our innovation team to discuss creating a project and opportunities to use our world-class innovation factory (innovationteam@cs-ic.org). 

There are also a number of other funding opportunities that can be found below. 

Coronavirus Future Fund

This scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Scottish Enterprise Coronavirus (COVID-19) innovation funding calls

Find and apply for current innovation funding calls focused on tackling coronavirus (COVID-19), including grants, prizes, accelerators, hackathons and collaboration platforms.

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UK Government Bounce Back Loan Scheme

New 100% government backed loan scheme for small business.

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: August 2020 

Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy. 

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Women in Innovation Awards 2020/21 

Female entrepreneurs across the UK can apply for the Women in Innovation Awards. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support. 

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Manufacturing made smarter: digital supply chain, feasibility studies 

UK registered businesses can apply for funding towards feasibility studies into digital technologies to transform supply chains in UK manufacturing.  

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Get funding for ideas that address COVID-19

Proposals are invited by UKRI for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Future Leaders Fellowships

Future Leaders Fellowships will grow the strong supply of talented individuals needed to ensure a vibrant environment for research and innovation in the UK. The scheme is open to researchers and innovators from across business, universities, and other organisations. We welcome applicants from around the world.

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Virtual & Local Business Support – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Business Gateway is being responsive and reactive to the needs and challenges Scottish businesses face due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Below you will find a list of free business resources and links to funding information that may be useful to you at this difficult time.

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