Who can apply?


The Investment Readiness Programme seeks applications from technology innovators from the UK ecosystem who will be interested in developing technology solutions to some of the UK’s core industrial challenges. The programme is designed to help improve the investment and business readiness of these companies.

Designed for startups and SMEs, here are the requirements for application:

  • Applicants must be eligible to receive up to £20,000 in State Assistance. This includes £5,000 cash funding and up to £10,000 in-kind support.
  • Applicants must have a UK business bank account for any payments to be made.
  • Applicants must be a UK-based registered company, or prove they are a company that has an establishment in the UK, and undertake all activity in the UK.
  • Applicants must be engaged in developing solutions enabled by at least one of the technologies from the Advanced Digital Technology Stack:
  • Artificial Intelligence, Immersive, Internet of Things, Distributed Ledger Technologies and 5G/Future Networks.

For more detailed information on Eligibility, please refer to the programme T&Cs.