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Funding Opportunities

Current funding opportunities include:

Horizon Europe Guarantee – EIT KICs 2023 

The ’Horizon Europe guarantee’ scheme provides funding to researchers and innovators unable to receive their Horizon Europe funding while the UK is in the process of associating to the programme. The guarantee is a short-term measure intended to address the delays in the formalisation of the UK’s association to Horizon Europe. 

This guarantee covers the costs of EIT-eligible activities delivered by UK participants of the KICs in 2021, 2022, and 2023 that would otherwise have been covered by grant funding awarded by EIT. 

Registration Closes: Tuesday 31st December 2024

BridgeAI: Turing Commons | The Alan Turing Institute 

The ‘Turing Commons’ is for researchers, ethicists, sociologists, policymakers, or anyone with an interest in responsible data-driven technology. There are three skills tracks, each aimed at a different audience:

  • Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) – primarily for researchers with an active interest in data science or AI research and innovation. 
  • Public Engagement of Data Science and AI (PED) – primarily for researchers with an active interest in public engagement, specifically in the context of data science and artificial intelligence. 
  • AI Ethics & Governance (AEG) – primarily for researchers with an active interest in the ethics and governance of data science and AI.

Registration Closes: Tuesday 31 December 2024

Longstanding funding opportunities:

EIC Accelerator (UK based organisations are eligible)

The EIC Accelerator supports individual small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to develop and scale game-changing innovations providing substantial financial support with:

grant funding (non-dilutive) of up to €2.5 million for innovation development costs, including demonstration of the technology in the relevant environment, prototyping and system level demonstration, R&D and testing required to meet regulatory and standardisation requirements, intellectual property management, and marketing approval (e.g. at least TRL 5/6 to 8).

investments (direct equity investments or quasi-equity such as convertible loans- for EU based organisations only) of up to €15 million managed by the EIC Fund for scale up and other relevant costs.

Innovate UK Smart Grants

The Innovate UK Smart grant funds a cross-sector portfolio to support SMEs and their partners to develop the best game changing and word-leading projects. Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy. Projects of 6 to 18 months must have total eligible project costs between £100,000 and £500,000 and can be single or collaborative. 19 to 36 month projects must have total eligible project costs between £100,000 and £2 million and must be collaborative.


TheHill is always open to collaborations and keen to partner with other organisations as consortium member on collaborative projects, if you are interested please complete our triage form.