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Innovate UK Business Growth Funding and Finance

Supporting innovative businesses that drive economic growth

Securing funding and finance ranks alongside entering new markets and managing innovation effectively as a key priority for fast-growing, innovative businesses that ultimately want to scale.

If you establish with your innovation and growth specialist that securing funding and finance is pivotal to your growth, we can help you to develop an approach along with an action plan. And we can help you identify regional and national connections to help you realise your ambitions.

Equity finance is often an appropriate way to unleash game-changing growth for innovation-focused companies. Below we describe in detail how we support our clients with this need, in particular with their investment readiness.

This is followed by information on common sources of funding and finance: You may decide with your specialist’s input that grants or loans, such as Innovate UK Innovation Loans, are more appropriate for your strategy, or that your appeal to investors would benefit from having secured such funds. Your specialist will help you to identify how to proceed, drawing on their extensive knowledge of the options.



Innovate UK Business Growth (previously Innovate UK EDGE) is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s deep investment in the pioneering businesses that drive economic growth. It is a publicly-funded service available to all high potential small to medium sized innovation-driven companies, including Innovate UK grant winners.