Innovation Networks

Through our Innovation Network programme, we’ve united some of the best minds and greatest thinkers from across the UK in areas of innovation, development and new technologies.

Communities that help shape our shared future

Through our Innovation Network programme, we’ve united some of the best minds and greatest thinkers from across the UK in areas of innovation, development and new technologies. Together, they’re charged with finding answers to some of the world’s most significant challenges, to help introduce positive change and shape our collective future.

Why have we done this? Thought leadership is something the UK is renowned for around the globe. We’ve always been at the coalface of ideas and innovation. By pooling the expertise we have at our fingertips, we have the potential to positively affect the lives of people all over the world, as well as those on our doorstep.

And we’re doing this because we know communities like this are far greater than the sum of their parts. Specialist collaborations produce results that just wouldn’t be possible with people thinking and working in isolation. They share their deep understanding and expertise to come up with creative and practical ideas that help make considerable leaps in how we approach our shared problems.

And you could be part of it. If you’re working in a speciality that could help affect positive change, talk to us today, and we’ll help connect you with a like-minded community that want to change the world for the better.

Current Innovation Networks funding opportunities

Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2022

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing, commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. It must be an innovative, disruptive, ambitious, world-class solution, with no similar technology commercially available any

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Young Innovators Awards 2022/23

Opens: 13/06/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022

Young people (aged 18-30 by 27th July 2022) can apply for an award that will help turn their business idea into a reality – including a £5,000 grant, a two days a week living allowance, and tailored business support.

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Fast Start: Innovation for net zero and healthcare

Opens: 11/07/2022 Closes: 26/07/2022

Innovate UK is offering small and micro businesses a share of up to £30 million in grants for affordable, adoptable and investable innovations in net zero and self-driven healthcare.

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Innovation Networks Events And Recordings

Tue
12
Jan
2021

Hydrogen Innovation Network Launch

10.00 - 11.30 | Online

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Wed
13
Jan
2021

Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network: Batteries for Defence

10.00 - 11.00 | Online

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Tue
15
Mar
2022

Innovative Digital Technologies in Flexible Manufacturing

12.00 - 13.00 | Online

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