Details of some of grant support programs relevant to photonics are given below. As an enabling technology photonics is relevant to a wide range of grant competitions. This is reflected in the grant competitions lists here, many of which do not include photonics in the title, but are areas where proposals including photonics innovation would be relevant and welcome. There are also a number support programs design specifically to support innovative SME’s in their new product development, e.g Innovate_UK SMART. These grants mostly have rolling, recurrent deadlines for submission every 3-4 months. Please check grant agencies website for more details.
For further details follow links to individual calls. Note this list includes current and historical programs, please check application dates closely with relevant agencies.
Additional information can also be found on the Funding pages of the Innovate UK Connect photonics group