“Small and micro businesses can apply for a share of up to £30 million in grants, alongside tailored business support delivered by Innovate UK EDGE.“
Cheryl Scott, Industry and Innovation Lead - Senior Programme Manager

Innovate UK’s new series of Fast Start: Innovation grants will give hundreds of UK small and micro-businesses the opportunity to grow and realise their ideas fasterwith a share of £30 million in grants alongside tailored business support delivered by Innovate UK EDGE.

You can apply for up to £50,000 for highly innovative ideas that have a clear route to commercialisation through business growth. Your idea must focus on either achieving net zeroor self-driven healthcare, and how new technology can enable affordable, adoptable and investable innovations in these areas.


Self-Driven Healthcare. Self-driven healthcare, de-centralised healthcare and mental wellbeing through:

  • prevention and self-management of lifestyle diseases using personalised, intuitive, consumer focused and accessible innovations
  • maximising the utility, safety and security of personal health records, including self-generated data
  • assessing new business models and routes to market for products and services related to self-care and self-management
  • developing innovations that support self-management of mental wellbeing


Your project must:

  • have total project costs between £25,000 and £50,000
  • last between 3 and 6 months in duration
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
Find out more and apply