What will it take to meet carbon targets?

By Zoe Osmond, Director of Clean Growth UK

APC 18: Developing Low Carbon Automotive Capability

The Advanced Propulsion Centre has announced grant funding for collaborative research on low carbon vehicle innovations and technologies. Deadline: 06 May 2021.

Zero Emission Road Vehicle Grants

The Department for Transport and Small Business Research Initiative have announced grant funding to develop innovative technologies or approaches supporting zero-emission road freight. Deadline: 21 April 2021.

Automotive Transformation Fund

The Automotive Transformation Fund has launched new grant funding to develop innovative and competitive electric vehicle supply chains across the UK. Deadline: 29 April 2021.

Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition

The Department for Transport has announced grant funding to develop innovative technologies or approaches which reduce emissions across the UK maritime sector. Deadline: 2 May 2021.

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University of Brighton supporting hydrogen in Sussex

Our south-east hub, the University of Brighton, is part of a new project to put the Brighton area at the forefront of a hydrogen fuel revolution as part of a zero carbon economy.

Energy Entrepreneurs Fund

The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund is a competitive funding scheme to support innovation in the areas of energy efficiency, power generation, as well as heat and electricity storage. Deadline: 30 March 2021.

Transforming UK Food Grants

The Strategic Priorities Fund has launched research grant funding to support research and innovations that will transform the UK food system. Deadline: 22 April 2021.

Sustainable Manufacturing Research Grants

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has launched research and innovation grant funding to facilitate the integration of sustainability practices into the UK manufacturing sector. Deadline: 20 April 2021.

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge

The Postcode Lottery has launched the Green Challenge, an innovation funding competition that focuses on supporting entrepreneurs with creative ideas in the provision of green products and services. Deadline: 15 May 2021.

Green Recovery Challenge Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has launched grant funding to support projects which contribute to environmental renewal across England.

SHAKE Climate Change Programme

SHAKE Climate Change programme is now open to applications from innovative entrepreneurs and start-up companies in the agriculture and food production sectors. Deadline: 3 May 2021.

Innovation Exchange Competitions 2021

Knowledge Transfer Network has launched its 2021 Innovation Exchange competitions focusing on private sector solutions to a range of sustainability challenges.
Deadline: 25 March 2021.

Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

The Environment Agency has launched the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund to support market-based mechanisms that improve and safeguard our domestic natural environment. Deadline: 26 March 2021.

Driving the Electric Revolution Grants

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has launched grant funding for collaborative projects supporting supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives. Deadline: 2 June 2021.

Satellite Applications for Clean Growth event

Enterprise M3 LEP , in partnership with our South West Hub, the University of Portsmouth’s Greentech South, is holding an event on satellite application for clean growth on 23 February.

Farming Innovation Pathways

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has launched grant funding to support innovative projects addressing the challenges of productivity, sustainability, and net-zero emissions within the agricultural sector. Deadline: 28 April 2021.

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund: Spring 2021

The Industrial Energy Transformation Fund has launched grant funding for innovative technology and ideas which enable the industrial transition towards a low carbon future. Deadline: 14 July 2021.

Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has launched grant funding to support innovative projects addressing sustainability problems related to plastic packaging. Deadline: 24 March 2021.

Clean Growth Innovation Fund

ENGIE has partnered with Innovate UK to seek out and fund innovative projects that can speed up the development of a sustainable energy transition. Deadline: May 2022.

SKY Ocean Ventures Accelerator

SKY Ocean Ventures aims to accelerate ideas which address the ocean plastics crisis by investing in and supporting innovative businesses and products. Deadline: 2022.

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Innovation in Water Challenge

Ofwat has established a £200 million Innovation Fund to grow the water sector’s capacity to innovate, focusing on commercial partnerships to better meet the evolving needs of customers, society and the environment.
Deadline: 26 February 2021.

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Start Up Energy Transition Award

The annual SET Award is an international competition for start-up companies across the globe. This year the competition focuses on “the role of the circular economy in the energy transition”.
Deadline: 31 January 2021.

Innovate UK Smart Grants: Jan 2021

Innovate UK has launched grant funding for innovative technology and ideas, focusing on game-changing and commercially-viable ideas from the private sector.
Deadline: 26 May 2021.

Innovation Exchange Competitions 2021

Knowledge Transfer Network has launched its 2021 Innovation Exchange competitions focusing on private sector solutions to a range of sustainability challenges.
Deadline: 11 February 2021.

Rural Community Energy Fund

The Greater South East Energy Hub has launched grant funding to develop renewable energy projects with community benefit.
Rolling Deadlines throughout 2021.