Open Programme funding with Innovate UK

This competition is open to the best cutting-edge or disruptive ideas and concepts which have a vision for commercialisation. These can come from any area of technology, science or engineering, including arts, design, media or creative industries and can be applied to any part of the economy.

For your project to be eligible, costs must be within the following parameters:

  • Project duration between 6 and 18 months
  • Total costs between £25,000 – £500,000


  • Project duration between 19 and 36 months
  • Total project costs between £25,000 – £2 million

To be in scope, a proposal must demonstrate:

  • a clear game-changing and/or disruptive innovative idea leading to novel, new products, processes or services that are significantly ahead of others in the field
  • a strong and deliverable business plan that addresses (and documents) market potential and needs
  • a team, business arrangement or working structure with the necessary skills and experience to run and complete the project successfully and on time
  • awareness of all the main risks the project will face with realistic management, mitigation and impact minimisation plans for each
  • sound, practical financial plans and timelines that represent good value for money
  • a clear, evidence based plan to deliver significant economic impact, return on investment (ROI) and growth through commercialisation, as soon as possible following project completion

For full details of this funding opportunity, and information on how to apply, visit the Innovate UK Government Website or email at