R&D funding roundup – February 2024

A roundup of recent research and development funding opportunities for researchers, companies and creatives.

Innovate UK Creative Catalyst 2024: UK registered micro or small businesses in the creative industries sector can apply for funding of up to £50,000 with a package of tailored support to grow their business (closes 6 March).

Bloomberg Digital Accelerator: Funding, expert technical assistance, and leadership development over two years to strengthen the digital infrastructure of nonprofit cultural organizations (closes 14 March).

Eurostars 2024: Eurostars is a funding instrument that supports innovative SMEs and project partners (large companies, universities, research organisations and other types of organisations) by funding international collaborative R&D and innovation projects (closes 14 March).

Arts and Humanities-led Research Commercialisation (round 2): Funding to increase support for research commercialisation across the arts and humanities (closes 10 April).

Innovate UK Smart Grants 2024: Funding for UK registered organisations to develop game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy (closes 24 April).

Future Leadership Fellows (round 9): Funding to support ambitious R&D and innovation across the UKRI’s remit for early career researchers or innovators developing their own original and ambitious plans within a commercial setting (closes 18 June).

UK Games Fund (Content Grants) : Funding to support the UK’s early-stage games development and digital interactive business and creative ecosystem (rolling deadline).

Creative Growth Finance Fund: Scale-up loans for UK businesses in the Creative Industries (open).

Arts Council England – Developing Creative Practice Funding: Funding to support cultural and creative practitioners who want to take time to focus on their creative development (round 20 opens 14 March).

Coming soon – XRtists: Funding and support for UK artists and organisations to explore the creative potential of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technologies.

Published on 19 February 2024

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