Where to look?
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In the 3D printing industry you are most likely to receive funding from the government if your innovation has the potential to boost the competitiveness of the national market.
Always keep an eye on the government website or, alternatively, search through these links:
Funding Currently Available
Below are examples of government funding, grants or tax credits which your business might be eligible for.
Innovate UK Smart Grants
£25 million available for the most game-changing or disruptive ideas. Your proposal must demonstrate:
- an idea that is significantly ahead of others in the field, set for rapid commercialisation.
- 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.
Deadline: 6 October 2021
Functional electronics for green and circular economy
If your business is contributing any of the outcomes then you may be eligible for this funding:
- European leadership in the area of flexible, printed and organic electronics
- Development of new concepts, designs and technologies in electronics to support and enable circular economy and sustainability.
- Development of next generation components and systems that will deliver climate-neutral digital solutions for a wide range of sectors
Deadline: 21 October 2021
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is the national funding agency investing in science and research in the UK. Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £6 billion, UKRI brings together the 7 Research Councils, Innovate UK and Research England.
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF)
The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) addresses the big societal challenges being faced by UK businesses today.
It’s made up of 23 challenges, covering the four themes of the government’s industrial strategy:
Research and development tax credits
Research and Development (R&D) reliefs support companies that work on innovative projects in science and technology. It can be claimed by a range of companies that seek to research or develop an advance in their field. It can even be claimed on unsuccessful projects.