UK – Germany Bilateral: Collaborative R&D

UK registered organisations, collaborating with at least one German SME applying under the equivalent German ZIM programme, can apply for a share of up to $4 million for collaborative research projects resulting in innovative solutions. Your project’s UK partners grant funding request must not exceed £400,000 in total.

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 your global growth prospects.

Your project must:

  • be collaborative
  • last between 12 and 36 months

We will fund feasibility projects, industrial research projects and experimental development projects, as defined in the guidance on categories of research.

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Competition overview – UK – Germany Bilateral: Collaborative R&D – Innovation Funding Service (

Category Circular EconomyClean energyData & digital solutionsGreen agritechSustainable mobility
Application period 07/02/2023 — 07/06/2023