UK-Germany Bilateral: Collaborative R&D Competition

Closing Date: 07/06/2023

UK registered organisations, collaborating with at least one German SME, can apply for grants for collaborative research projects resulting in innovative solutions.

This competition is jointly operated by Innovate UK (IUK) and The Federal Ministry For Economic Affairs And Climate Action ( (BMWK) (each an “agency”).

The aim of this competition is to support UK and German business-led collaboration in innovation with grant funding. Innovate UK will support UK businesses to collaborate successfully with German counterparts and build global growth prospects.

Proposals must contribute to the development of commercial products, processes or technical services.

Projects must have an obvious advantage and added value as a result of the cooperation between the participants from the two countries. Examples of these could be increased innovation capability, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure or new fields of application.

Funding body UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Maximum value £400,000
Reference ID S24746
Category Science and Technology
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Fund or call Fund