There is a range of UK and internationally based business competitions that provide funding, support, press and much more to startups, entrepreneurs and new business ventures. They can be a great source for testing your concept and providing the resources/ networks to grow your startup.

These competitions and others are a good way to secure initial resources, finance or support for an expansion.

We have listed some of the latest business funding competitions below, if you can’t find a competition that suits your business you can search for more here.

Innovate UK Smart Grants: May 2020
Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy. Closing Date 26/08/2020



Future flight challenge phase 2: strand 1, fast track development
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop integrated aviation systems and vehicle technologies that enable new classes of electric or autonomous air vehicles. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Closing date 01/07/2020



Future flight challenge phase 2: strand 2, development
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop integrated aviation systems and vehicle technologies that enable new classes of electric or autonomous air vehicles. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Closing date 01/07/2020



Eureka: healthy ageing
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop digital health technologies in partnership with organisations from EUREKA countries. Closing date 05/08/2020