About the grant funding


UWE Bristol's Digital Innovation Fund (DIF) will help support SMEs in the West of England that are seeking to innovate and solve new challenges created by the pandemic. Boosting SME’s capacity for R&D commercialisation at this time will help businesses adapt to the new economic landscape and improve resilience. Innovation is the foundation of our recovery.

DIF is focussed on research and development (R&D) and supports digital innovation projects that incorporate an attempt to achieve a scientific or technological advance of some kind. Your project needs to be producing new products, technologies, devices or materials; or installing new processes, systems or services; or improving substantially those already produced or installed. The project could lead to a pre-production prototype of a technologically innovative product, service or industrial process.

We welcome R&D digital initiatives from all sectors.

For more information on who can apply, visit out Eligibility section.

We are currently closed to applications, however we will be re-opening later in the year. Register your interest to be first ot hear about the new dates.