Grant funding and market research

Marketing and market research activities are not always subject to grant funding but in recent years there have been increasing opportunities to leverage funding for market research that feeds into the R&D activities of a product development process.

Accelerate provides bespoke market research solutions to aid commercial decision making in the medical technology and laboratory markets.

As we specialise in early stage medical technology market assessments, we would like to raise awareness that a wide range of market assessment activities could be eligible for grant funding.

Accelerate Associates has undertaken projects where clients such as Universities, NHS Trusts and private businesses have been able to secure grants from the following sources:

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants
  • NIHR funding
  • Proof of concept to assess technical feasibility and commercial potential
  • Proof of market to assess commercial viability
  • The Biomedical Catalyst
  • Manufacturing Advisory Service Grants
  • Invention for Innovation (i4i programme)
  • Local grant sources

Sources of grant funding information

The following organisations provide information about current funding competitions:

Innovate UK


UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)



To learn more about how bespoke market research from Accelerate can help your organisation, please take a look at our online market research brochure.


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