Corporate VC

Imagine Cup

Financing Type
Grant
Value
Undisclosed
Description
Imagine Cup is a global competition that empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications that shape how we live, work and play. 
https://compete.imagine.microsoft.com/en-us/category/0?skillLevel=0

Nestle

Financing Type
Grant
Value
Research grants of up to $20,000 or $50,000 depending on the grant.
Eligibility
The eligibility criteria as well as the Research objectives and topics have to be fulfilled independently from the grant category, and can be found here: http://www.nestlefoundation.org/e/applicants.html
Description
The Nestlé Foundation offers different award and grant categories, some of them using a modular approach, i.e. the Pilot Grant Program represents the starting grant module for a later Full Grant Research application. 
http://www.nestlefoundation.org/e/research.html

Novartis grants

Financing Type
Grant
Eligibility
-Novartis only considers grants over the threshold of $5000. -Grants are made without agreement of intent to receive tangible benefit. -Grants will only be made to research/initiative in the healthcare space to recognised healthcare organisations.
Description
Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited may provide grant support on request to Healthcare Organisations and Patient Groups in the form of financial support, and to Healthcare Organisations in the form of medical educational goods and services (MEGS).
https://www.novartis.co.uk/partnerships/grants-which-includes-medical-educational-goods-and-services-megs

Pfizer grants

Financing Type
Grant
Value
Various
Eligibility
If an applicant's area of research matches the stipulations in the eligibility section of the RFP they may apply for grant funding. Many grants are Global and thus UK companies would be eligible of their area of focus match the RFP.
Description
Pfizer strives to improve its process with the goal of ensuring regulatory compliance while providing independent grants to support initiatives that accelerate the translation of clinical science into quality patient care.
http://www.pfizer.com/purpose/medical-grants/process

Rainbow Seed Fund

Financing Type
Equity
Value
£25,000 - £750,000
Eligibility
- Business must be early stage - They must possess high growth potential - Funding cannot be used to buyout existing shareholders - No defined sector preference but historically tech companies have fared well
Description
The Rainbow Seed Fund is a £24m early-stage venture capital fund building and growing technology companies stemming from the UK’s research base.
The fund helps build companies from great science developed in: public laboratories, science and technology campuses and synthetic biology.
http://midven.co.uk/funds/rainbow-seed-fund/

Roche grants

Financing Type
Grant
Value
Various
Eligibility
Applicant's activity must directly relate to healthcare and have the potential to bring about significant healthcare benefits.
Full details on eligibility are here: https://www.roche.co.uk/content/dam/internet/corporate/roche/en_GB/documents/Grants%20and%20Donations/SOP_106_and_126_App_D-Jul2015_FINAL.pdf
Description
Roche supports medical and educational activities organised by healthcare organisations/entities (termed ‘grants’) and by patient organisations (termed ‘donations’) to enhance and maintain patient care and benefit research.

https://www.roche.co.uk/home/corporate-responsibility/grants-and-donations.html

Samsung Global Research Outreach

Financing Type
Grant
Value
< $100,000 (over one year)
Eligibility
Applications must be made through universities proposing a research idea which will be evaluated based on: innovativeness, novelty, feasibility, societal impact and scientific research potential.
Description
The GRO is SAMSUNG’s academic research collaboration program. They annually call for innovative research proposals, open to world leading universities to foster collaborative research relationships. The GRO program represents an opportunity for SAMSUNG and universities to build a mutually beneficial research relationship.
http://www.samsung.com/global/university/eng/globalResearchOutreach.html