Up to £2 million of funding has been made available by Innovate UK to help fund solutions to the issue of ocean plastics in a new investment accelerator.

The funding is available to support business-led innovation that will help develop solutions to the environmental crisis caused by plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

The competition is open to individual UK-based small and micro companies that are looking for grant funding and want to establish an equity relationship with Sky Ocean Ventures.


  •  Be a UK based small or micro company;
  • Carry out your project in the UK; and
  • Work alone.

Research and technology organisations and universities cannot apply, but spin-out UK companies can.

Any project’s total costs should be between £100,000 and £200,000. Projects must start by 1 September 2019 and last up to 12 months.

The deadline for applications is 13 March 2019 at 2pm.

For more information and to apply, visit the funding page on the Innovation Funding Service website.