Corporate VC

Imagine Cup

Financing Type
Grant
Value
Up to $100,000
Eligibility
Students innovate with AI, Big Data, Mixed Realty & more.
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://imagine.microsoft.com/en-us/Events?id=0&skillLevel=0

Nestle

Financing Type
Grant
Value
Research grants of up to $20,000 or $100,000 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

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

UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund

Financing Type
Equity
Eligibility
In order for the Fund to consider investing into your company you must meet at least one of the following criteria: 1. Projects and companies arise from world-class research carried out in our partner laboratories across the UK, including those at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (STFC), Babraham Institute (BBSRC) and Porton Down (Dstl). 2. Companies are based at our partners’ national science and innovation campuses in Harwell Oxford, Babraham Cambridge, Daresbury Warrington, Norwich, Rothamsted, NOC Southampton, or at one of the Centres for Agricultural innovation. 3. UK Companies working in the field of synthetic biology: Synthetic biology is the design and engineering of biologically-based parts, novel devices and systems and the redesign of existing, natural biological systems. 4. Members of the Fund, who must be working with one of our partner laboratories. 5. Companies working with a Catapult centre under a competitively awarded funded programme or based on intellectual property licensed from a Catapult centre.
Description
The UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund is backed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Fund’s partners are 9 publicly funded research bodies, including STFC, BBSRC, NERC and Dstl. The Fund is independently managed by venture capital specialist Midven. We help build companies from great science developed in laboratories, science and technology campuses and synthetic biology.
https://ukinnovationscienceseedfund.co.uk/