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Latest News - January 2024

Aqualunar Challenge to drive innovation in space

Apply for funding and support for pioneering UK-led water purification innovations that will benefit both Earth and space.

Competition: Rapid detection of toxic gases

DASA seeks proposals for swift toxic gas detection, enhancing public safety with early warnings in crowded areas.

Creative Catalyst 2024

Micro or small businesses from across the creative industries can apply for funding of up to £50,000 with a package of tailored support to grow their business.

RENDR Festival 2024

A festival for inspiring creatives, exploring the space between creativity and technology across film, gaming, animation and immersive.

Safe driving advice on construction sites

HSENI has launched a safe driving campaign to help save lives and reduce workplace injuries in the construction industry.

Have your say on the draft Tourism Strategy for Northern Ireland

The Department for the Economy has launched a public consultation on a draft Tourism Strategy for Northern Ireland which outlines a plan to increase the value of tourism.

UK-Switzerland Bilateral: Collaborative R&D round 2

Access support and funding for collaborative R&D partnerships with Swiss innovators.

The Border Target Operating Model: Prepare for changes from 31 January

Find out what you need to do to prepare to move goods from 31 January 2024.

Employer opportunity at Ards and North Down Job Fair

Businesses interested in exhibiting are encouraged to register their interest.

Food and Drink Export Council: Peer-to-peer programme

Build your exporting knowledge and network with peers.

Funding for UK-South Korea data driven urban innovation

Apply for a share of £1 million to collaborate with South Korean partners and explore data driven innovations to deliver positive impact around key urban issues.

UK - Germany bilateral: Collaborative R&D round 3

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £4 million to support UK and German business-led collaboration.

Innovate UK Investor Partnerships: SME round 6

UK registered businesses can apply for grant funding alongside private investment from selected investor partners.

Innovation Loans Future Economy competition: round 13

SMEs can apply for loan funding for innovative late-stage research and development projects with strong commercial potential.

Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2024

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation.

Innovate UK BridgeAI: AI governance webinar

Join Innovate UK BridgeAI and The Alan Turing Institute for a deep dive into key AI governance initiatives shaping regulatory landscapes.

World Design Congress London 2025

The Design Council will host the 34th World Design Congress in London from 17 to 19 September 2025.

Eurostars call for collaborative R&D projects

Innovate UK is investing up to £2.5 million to support collaborative, innovative projects in industrial research.

InterTradeIreland Venture Capital Conference 2024

Network and build connections with investors and learn more about sources of equity finance and how to raise venture capital.

Innovation Vouchers: January 2024 call

Apply now for a £5,000 Innovation Voucher to work with experts to improve or develop new products and services.

Enterprise Fellowships now open for applications

Apply by 26 February 2024 for the next intake of RAEng's accelerator programme, transforming engineering innovations into disruptive spinouts and graduate startups.

Support for adoption of AI decarbonisation solutions

New UK centre ADViCE to help industry use AI's potential to reduce emissions and decarbonise.