Follow on Funding (FoF)

FoF is a ‘proof-of-concept’ model, where further work on an idea will make any commercial potential evident to the market and so secure, for example, a spin-out (seed/venture finance) or licensing opportunity or provide the necessary information to bid for IPS support. This often takes small amounts of funds to enable activities essential to preparing a robust business plan.

The scheme is designed support a range of relevant activities (e.g. market assessments, development of IP etc.) and enable the development and examination of a concept to establish its commercial feasibility and scientific and technical merit. FoF is designed for early stage TRL which can then feed in to a subsequent full IPS grant.

Key Dates

Call opens Call closes Estimated date of panel meeting Outcome announced
25th May 2019 25th July 2019 October 2019 November 2019

Case studies

Killing microbes, not the taste


For any queries over eligibility or for more details about the IPS scheme, please contact the programme manager Helen Randell-Sly or assistant programme manager Ed Mansfield


Guidance notes (PDF, 153 KB)

FoF Equality Impact Assessment (PDF, 126 KB)

Last updated: 20 May 2019


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