Innovate UK

Transform your ideas into a successful business

Innovate UK is the national funding agency investing in science and research in the UK. It calls itself “the UK’s innovation agency”. Its mission is to stimulate productivity and growth by enabling and supporting innovation. It does this by acting as a hub through which businesses, customers, and investors can work together to hone ideas into successful products and services.

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation and is sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Since 2007, when it became an independent public body, Innovate UK has invested more than £2.5bn, helping 8,500 organisations across all economic sectors and UK regions. Match funding from industry has doubled this figure.

The agency also funds business and research collaborations. Through its ‘open grant funding’ competition in 2020 it made £25m available to invest in business-focused ‘game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas’.

If you have a business with a focus on innovation or are trying to bring a new product to market, Swoop can help you access specific innovation funding, and potentially blend this with other types of funding and support.

If you have a business with a focus on innovation or are trying to bring a product or new idea to market, Swoop can help you access specific innovation funding, and also potentially blend it with other types of funding and support.

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