SMART is the new name for Innovate UK’s Open Grant Funding programme.

£25m is being made available for game-changing, innovative or disruptive ideas that lead to new products, processes or services that can be commercialised for business

Applications can come from any area of technology, science or engineering and do not have to be inked to Innovate UK’s usual grand challenge areas.

Companies can apply for between £25,000 and £500,000 as a single application with a project to last 6 – 18 months. Companies looking for larger funds need to form a collaboration with other organisation.

Competition Opens – 25 July 2019
Competition Closes – 16 October 2019