Innovate UK Research and Innovation strength in places fund: wave 2 EoI

6 June 2019

Consortia of UK businesses and research organisations can apply for ‘seed corn’ funding of up to £50,000 to develop full applications for wave 2 of the UKRI Strength in Places Fund.

  • Competition opens: Monday 3 June 2019
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 9 October 2019 12:00pm


Consortia of UK businesses and publicly funded research organisations can apply for between £10 million and £50 million per full stage application.

Your application must build on your partners’ existing research and innovation capability and present a valid plan of new research and innovation activities. These must have a clear pathway to delivering a significant positive impact on economic growth within the defined economic geography.

All project partners should be based in the project’s geographical area and have the support of local civic leadership.

Projects must be led by either a UK based business or a UK publicly funded research organisation.This first competition stage is an expression of interest (EoI). Consortia will set out plans for large collaborative proposals. Following assessment, successful EoIs will be selected to receive up to £50,000 in ‘seed corn’ funding to develop a full stage proposal.

The competition closes at midday 12pm UK time on the deadline stated.

Funding type


Project size

Consortia can apply for up to £50,000 seed corn funding in this stage. Your full stage project’s total eligible costs must be between £10 million and £50 million.

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