Need funding for R&D?

Are you in need of financial support to help drive your business’s research and development?

Looking for funding to explore a new idea, undertake prototyping, testing or construction?

We’re here to help you access opportunities that are available right now for businesses like yours.

We use our far-reaching connections with government, public sector organisations and many others to find out what funding is on offer for small to medium-sized companies located in the North East of England.

We offer expert support to make the funding application as simple and successful as possible.

How it works

We research R&D funding opportunities from a wide range of sources.

We bring these together in one place on our website  so you can see at a glance what suits your company.

We also provide a weekly bulletin to alert you to the latest funding opportunities when they become live.

Spot an opportunity of interest and we’ll work with you at no cost to help increase your chances of securing the cash.

Our Innovation Managers will simplify the process by helping to strengthen your application and provide an objective view of your approach.

How Innovation Challenge worked for me

Thanks for letting us know about the funding competition, we had not seen this. I’d like to extend our thanks for your help and support in getting this through.

Adam Hill – Consult and Design

The funding Innovate UK open programme call seems very relevant and I had missed this call so thanks for making me aware! In my view, the kind of professional support that you provide at no cost to the company is just gold dust.

Rutger Zietsma – Manus Neurodynamica

Need funding for R&D?

Sign up for our bulletin to be notified when new funding opportunities become available, or check out our current funding opportunities here.


Our work is only possible with the support of our local and national partners, including Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network, the North East LEP, Northumbrian Water and North East BIC, with part funding from the European Regional Development Fund.
Huge thanks go to all our partners.