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Here are open opportunities for grant funding open in the new year.

Techstart Proof of Concept (PoC) grant
Value: Up to £10,000
Deadline: Tuesday 28th February 2023

Techstart Proof of Concept Plus Grant
Value: Up to £35,000
Deadline: Tuesday 25th April 2023

Techstart Ventures |Proof of Concept Grants Northern Ireland

Creative Catalyst 2023
Value: Up to £50,000
Deadline: Wednesday 15th February 2023

Competition overview - Creative Catalyst 2023 - Innovation Funding Service

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between academia and startups/SMEs
Value: Varies
Deadline: Wednesday 25th January 2023

Competition overview - Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2022 to 2023 Round 5 - Innovation Funding Service

Invest NI Innovation Voucher to partner with universities and further education providers
Value: £5,000
Deadline: Friday 10th February 2023

Innovation Vouchers
What could a £5,000 Innovation Voucher do for your business?

Innovate UK Smart Grants to develop disruptive innovations with significant potential for rapid economic return to the UK
Value: £100,000 - £500,000
Deadline: Wednesday 18th January 2023

Competition overview - Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2022 - Innovation Funding Service

Enterprise Ireland's Pre-seed Startup Fund
Value: €50k then 100k in tranches with a convertible loan note (10%)
as per website
Note that this fund is available to companies registered in the Republic of Ireland.

Pre-Seed Start Fund - Enterprise Ireland
The purpose of the Pre-Seed Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of early-stage start-up companies that have the capacity and ambition to succeed in global markets.

Intertrade Ireland Seedcorn Competition
Value: Up to €100,000
as per website
Open to both NI and ROI registered companies

Seedcorn is the largest business competition for early-stage/high growth companies with a prize fund of €300k on the island of Ireland (Ireland or Northern Ireland). Get involved to help your business take off!

Techstart/BelTech Dragon’s Den Competition
Value: Up to £10,000
Deadline: Tuesday 7th February 2023

Dragons’ Den Competition with BelTech

Innovate UK also has a number of innovation competitions currently open.
Value: Variable
Deadline: Variable  

Innovation competitions - Innovation Funding Service

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