Open programme round 3


Submission Deadline: 9th August 2017

Projects may last between 6 and 36 months. Total eligible project costs should range from £25,000 to £1 million depending on the type of research and development (R&D) to be undertaken. It is important to note that any project with total costs outside this range will be deemed out of scope and ineligible.

An applicant can only submit one project application per competition round. If more than one application per round is submitted, only the first application will be considered for assessment.

To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK-based business
  • be a business of any size
  • carry out your project in the UK
  • work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base and third sector)

If you have a current Smart programme funded project which has its final close out meeting after midday 9 August 2017, then you are not eligible to apply for this round of the open competition.

Where appropriate, Innovate UK will share application details with potential public sector co-funders.

To find out more about the programme, follow the link.