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Innovation Funding 2018-02-19T15:38:45+00:00

Maximise your chance of funding success.

We identify technology partners, investors, and public sources of funding to support your technology strategy. Our proven ability to prepare concise, clear applications that clearly communicate complex issues can help you to prepare the best possible submission to maximise your chance of winning grants.

We attend design reviews and conduct analysis such as failure modes effects analysis. We project manage technology development and assist procurement.

We are also happy to join consortia looking for funding that need a partner that can provide robust, independent and advice about how to succeed in the renewable energy market.

The current open funding rounds are listed below – if you are interested in involving us in your project, including helping you to write a good bid, please email Mike Blanch.

Fund Enabling body Web link Application deadline (estimate)
ADFD funding – 6th cycle IRENA http://adfd.irena.org/facility.aspx Feb 18
Business Innovation Research (SBIR) US Department of Energy (DoE) http://tidalenergytoday.com/2017/11/28/us-doe-opens-usd-16m-call-for-small-business-rd/ 26 February 2018
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) DoE http://tidalenergytoday.com/2017/11/28/us-doe-opens-usd-16m-call-for-small-business-rd/ 26 February 2018
MARINET2 – Call 2 European Commission http://www.marinet2.eu/ 28 February 2018
December sector competition: Open Innovate UK https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/86/overview 28 February 2018
Eureka Eurostars 2, round 9 Innovate UK https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/85/overview 01 March 2018
Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) Government of Denmark https://tidalenergytoday.com/2018/01/29/denmark-launches-e31m-green-energy-technology-call/ 02 March 2018
Offshore Wind Accelerator programme The Carbon Trust https://www.offshorewind.biz/2018/02/13/the-carbon-trust-opens-three-owa-tenders/ 12 March 2018
Offshore Wind Research and Development DoE https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Offshore%20wind 26 March 2018
SEAI RD&D Funding Program Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) https://tidalenergytoday.com/2018/02/01/ireland-to-invest-over-e2-5m-for-next-gen-energy-rdd/ 30 March 2018
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Interreg North-West Europe Programme https://tidalenergytoday.com/2017/12/12/north-west-europe-fit-for-e50m-renewable-energy-call/ 31 July 2018
Horizon 2020 Energy Calls 2018 European Commission http://www.euenergyfocus.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/H2020_Energy_Call_summary_2018_Nov_17.pdf 04 September 2018
Energy, Power, Control, and Networks National Science Foundation https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Offshore%20wind 01 November 2018
MARINET2 – Call 3 European Commission http://www.marinet2.eu/ 15 December 2018
MARINET2 – Call 4 European Commission http://www.marinet2.eu/ 30 September 2019
InnovFin European Investment Bank http://www.eib.org/products/blending/innovfin/ 31 December 2019
InnovFin Energy Demo Projects European Investment Bank http://www.eib.org/attachments/documents/innovfin_energy_demo_projects_eligibility_questionnaire_en.pdf 31 December 2019
MARINET2 – Call 5 European Commission http://www.marinet2.eu/ 07 August 2020
Clean Energy Innovation Fund Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) http://www.environment.gov.au/news/2016/03/23/clean-energy-innovation-fund 01 July 2026
ForskEL – Research, development and demonstration Energinet.dk https://www.energinet.dk/forskel Annual
Shell Springboard Shell http://www.shellspringboard.org/ annual
Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) Scottish Government http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/Energy/Action/lowcarbon/LCITP Autumn 2018
European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP) European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) http://www.emrponline.eu/ call dependent
Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Innovate UK https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/sbri-the-small-business-research-initiative call dependent
Energy Technology Development and Demonstration (EUDP) Energistyrelsen – Danish Energy Agency (DEA) https://ens.dk/sites/ens.dk/files/call_for_proposals_2016.pdf call dependent
Market Development Fund Energistyrelsen – DEA https://markedsmodningsfonden.dk/in_english call dependent
Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020) European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/ call dependent
ERC Advanced Grants European Research Council http://erc.europa.eu/advanced-grants call dependent
ERC Consolidator Grants European Research Council http://erc.europa.eu/consolidator-grants call dependent
ERC Starting Grants European Research Council http://erc.europa.eu/starting-grants call dependent
ERC Synergy Grants European Research Council https://erc.europa.eu/news/information-synergy-grants-2018-erc-scientific-council call dependent
Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coastal-communities-fund call dependent
Cornwall Marine Capital Fund (CMCF) Cornwall Marine Network (CMN) http://www.cornwallmarine.net/52/about-cornwall-marine-network-6/rgf-201/major-new-funding-opportunity-for-cmn-members-376.html call dependent
Eurostars Programme – Phase 1 EUREKA countries and the European Union https://www.eurostars-eureka.eu/ call dependent
National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP) ARC http://www.arc.gov.au/ncgp/default.htm call dependent
R&D Tax credits Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/corporation-tax-research-and-development-tax-relief-for-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises#rd-tax-credits Ongoing
Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) Scottish Enterprise http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/attract-investment/regional-selective-assistance/overview Ongoing
Research and Development (R&D) Grant Scottish Enterprise http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/develop-new-products-and-services/rd-grant/overview Ongoing
E-Futures Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) for Interdisciplinary Energy Research Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) http://e-futures.group.shef.ac.uk/page/home/ Ongoing
The Industrial Doctoral Training Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) EPSRC http://www.idcore.ac.uk/ Ongoing
Wind Energy Systems Doctoral Training Centre EPSRC http://www.strath.ac.uk/windenergy/ Ongoing
Environmental Technology Scheme (Milj√łteknologiordningen) Innovation Norway http://neec.no/innovation-norway-environmental-technology-enterprises-financing-scheme-miljoteknologiordningen/ Ongoing
CF (Cohesion Fund) European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/thefunds/cohesion/index_en.cfm Ongoing
National Renewables Infrastructure Fund (N-RIF) Scottish Enterprise http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/develop-new-products-and-services/nrif/overview Ongoing
Offshore Wind Expert Support Programme Scottish Enterprise http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/develop-your-organisation/offshore-wind-expert-support-programme/overview Ongoing
Scottish Innovative Foundation Technologies Fund (SIFT) Scottish Enterprise http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/develop-new-products-and-services/sift/overview Ongoing
Innovation Vouchers Innovate UK https://www.gov.uk/government/news/innovation-vouchers-for-all Ongoing
Collaborative Business Network Programme (CNP) Invest Northern Ireland http://www.investni.com/support-for-business/skills-development/collaborative-working.html Ongoing
Industrial CASE EPSRC http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/coll/icase/ Ongoing
Programme Grants EPSRC http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/howtoapply/routes/capacity/programme/ Ongoing
Research Base Funding EPSRC http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/howtoapply/routes/standardresearch/ Ongoing
Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) – Marine Scottish Enterprise http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/attract-investment/renewable-energy-investment-fund/overview Ongoing
Co-Fund NI Invest Northern Ireland http://www.cofundni.com/ Ongoing
Export Development Service: Renewable Marine Energy – Offshore Wind/Wave & Tidal Invest Northern Ireland https://secure.investni.com/static/library/invest-ni/documents/exporting-can-transform-your-business.pdf Ongoing
Finance Voucher Invest Northern Ireland https://secure.investni.com/static/library/invest-ni/documents/access-to-finance-finance-voucher-overview.pdf Ongoing
Growth Loan Fund Invest Northern Ireland http://www.whiterockcp.co.uk/growth-loan-fund.aspx Ongoing
NI Small Business Loan Fund Invest Northern Ireland http://www.nisblf.com/ Ongoing
The Development Funds Invest Northern Ireland https://www.investni.com/support-for-business/funding-through-loans-and-equity.html Ongoing
Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Programme: Access Carbon Trust http://www.carbontrust.com/our-clients/o/offshore-wind-accelerator Ongoing
Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Programme: Cable installation Carbon Trust http://www.carbontrust.com/our-clients/o/offshore-wind-accelerator Ongoing
Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Programme: Electrical systems Carbon Trust http://www.carbontrust.com/our-clients/o/offshore-wind-accelerator Ongoing
Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Programme: Foundations Carbon Trust http://www.carbontrust.com/our-clients/o/offshore-wind-accelerator Ongoing
Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Programme: Wake effects Carbon Trust http://www.carbontrust.com/our-clients/o/offshore-wind-accelerator Ongoing
Supply Chain innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy (SCORE) OrbisEnergy http://www.scoregrants.co.uk/ Ongoing
Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) European Commission https://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/cosme_en Ongoing
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/thefunds/regional/index_en.cfm ongoing
SMART: SCOTLAND – Feasibility studies Scottish Enterprise http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/develop-new-products-and-services/smart-scotland/overview Ongoing
SMART: SCOTLAND – R&D Projects Scottish Enterprise http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/develop-new-products-and-services/smart-scotland/overview Ongoing
European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI) European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/research/infrastructures/index_en.cfm?pg=structural_funds Ongoing
EUROGIA2020 (EUROGIA+) EUREKA http://www.eurogia.com/eurogia/about-eurogia.html Ongoing
Low Carbon KEEP (Knowledge-East of England-Partners) Programme European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the East of England Development Agency http://www.anglia.ac.uk/business-employers/knowledge-exchange/keep-plus Ongoing
Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production (SDE+) NL Agency http://english.rvo.nl/subsidies-programmes/stimulation-sustainable-energy-production-sde Ongoing
Investments for the Future Programme ADEME http://www.ademe.fr/en/investments-for-the-future ongoing
MHK Environmental and Resource Characterization Instrumentation DoE http://energy.gov/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-funding-demonstration-and-testing-advanced-wave-and-tidal ongoing
Energy Catalyst (early stage) Innovate UK and the EPSRC https://interact.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/-/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/energy-catalyst-early-stage-award-technical-feasibility?p_p_auth=eWv0qQes Ongoing
Energy Catalyst (mid stage) Innovate UK and the EPSRC https://interact.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/-/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/energy-catalyst-mid-stage-awards-technology-development?p_p_auth=eWv0qQes Ongoing
Energy Catalyst (late stage) Innovate UK and the EPSRC https://interact.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/-/asset_publisher/RqEt2AKmEBhi/content/energy-catalyst-late-stage-awards-pre-commercial-technology-validation?p_p_auth=eWv0qQes Ongoing
Make it to Market grant Scottish Enterprise http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/knowledge-hub/articles/guide/make-it-to-market-guide Ongoing
Offshore Wind Innovation and Demonstration (OSWInD) DoE https://www1.eere.energy.gov/wind/offshore_wind.html Ongoing
Statkraft Ventures Statkraft http://www.statkraftventures.com/statkraft-ventures/ ongoing
Innovation vouchers Invest Northern Ireland http://www.investni.com/support-for-business/funding-for-business/funding-for-innovation-and-research-and-development.html ongoing
Green Port Growth Business Support Green Port Hull http://greenporthull.co.uk/business-support-investment ongoing
High Value opportunities Scottish Enterprise https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/do-business-outside-scotland/high-value-opportunities/overview ongoing
Propel Cornwall Cornwall Marine Network (CMN) http://propelcornwall.co.uk/ Ongoing
Uncertainity Reduction in Smart Energy Systems (URSES) Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/magw/urses/urses.html Periodic deadlines
Innovation 2030 (start up phase) French government http://www.entreprises.gouv.fr/innovation-2030/the-challenge-the-3-phases?language=en-gb Periodic deadlines
Innovation 2030 (risk reduction phase) French government http://www.entreprises.gouv.fr/innovation-2030/the-challenge-the-3-phases?language=en-gb Periodic deadlines
Innovation 2030 (development phase) French government http://www.entreprises.gouv.fr/innovation-2030/the-challenge-the-3-phases?language=en-gb Periodic deadlines
Electricity Network Innovation Competition OFGEM https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/network-regulation-%E2%80%93-riio-model/network-innovation/electricity-network-innovation-competition Periodic deadlines
Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program New Jersey Economic Development Authority http://www.njeda.com/technology_lifesciences/Technology-Business-Tax-Certificate-Transfer-(NOL) Periodic deadlines
InnoEnergy Innovation Projects InnoEnergy https://investmentround.innoenergy.com/ Periodic deadlines
Open Call Offshore Energy Research Association http://www.oera.ca/news/requests-for-proposals-funding/open-call-program/ Periodic deadlines
Small Business Vouchers  DoE https://www.sbv.org/index.html Periodic deadlines
Eurogia-UK DECC/ Eurogia+/ Technology Strategy Board (TSB) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-notes-for-eurogia-uk-funding-applications-2013 See Eurogia 2020
SUPERGEN: Wind Energy Technologies Consortium (Phase 2) EPSRC http://www.supergen-wind.org.uk/ Unknown