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The Sustainable Innovation Fund: round 1

Innovate UK is investing up to £55 million to fund single and collaborative research and development projects as part of the Sustainable Innovation Fund.

Alex Leach
Deputy Director of Innovation & Growth

COVID-19 has affected R&D across all sectors, and our aim of this competition is to help all sectors of the UK recover, grow and create new opportunities from the aftermath of the global health pandemic.

Your proposal must show evidence of key challenges as a direct consequence of COVID-19, and how your project can help solve them.

In addition, we expect your proposal to ensure that any recovery, growth and opportunity is clean and sustainable.

We expect all projects to consider COVID-19 recovery in a way that has a positive impact on climate change and/or environmental sustainability, and you should explain how this will be achieved, maintained and measured.

We would also like you to address where necessary, equality, diversity and inclusion in relation to your project, your organisation(s) and your approach to innovation.

We are looking to fund a portfolio of projects, across a variety of technologies, markets, regions, technological maturities and research categories, including the themes listed below.

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