The power of innovation is critical to solving the world’s biggest challenges. By empowering businesses to grow, supporting the best ideas and helping innovators access opportunities, Innovate UK is building a better, more resilient future for the UK economy and society. Find out more about the businesses developing life-changing innovations support.
Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund and Covid-19 Continuity Grant competitions funded over 1800 projects to facilitate Covid-19 recovery, drive Net Zero solutions, and support diversity and inclusion. This funding brought some of the best and brightest solutions the UK has to offer to the fore.
mOm incubators is helping decrease infant mortality through an accessible, lightweight solution that is also highly energy efficient.
Tisics develop metal composites to reduce the weight of traditional components by half while maintaining the strength equivalent of steel.
Developing and distributing black soldier fly breeds to the insect farming sector
The more I looked into the fashion industry, the more I realised how unethical and wasteful it was. I quickly discovered that the best means of tackling that waste is to actually consume less and to extend the life and use of our existing garments. The Sustainable Innovation Fund really came at a perfect time and allowed the team to work towards new goal that could add value to society, Petit Pli’s one-size-fits-all antiviral mask.
The food system is one of the key drivers of the ecological crisis. Our mission has always been to help the food industry reduce its environmental impact. With the Sustainable Innovation Fund, we were able to build a platform that makes it easy for food companies to track their environmental impact.
The Sustainable Innovation Fund was instrumental in proving that our work pod was a viable solution. We were able to test our technology and prove that the decontamination system works.
The Sustainable Innovation Fund came at the right time for us. we had just finished the theoretical research work and we needed funds to transform ideas into the formation. SIF is how we collaborated with different research organisations to come up with these unique solutions.