Wax is a successful grant writing consultancy, with 15 years experience securing funding for innovative research and development projects. Our streamlined process takes the pain out of application writing and can help you write a winning grant application.
Wax was founded by Casper and Damien, both highly-experienced and successful grant-writers. Casper has a background and expertise in sustainable innovation, business productivity and impact analysis. Damien is a digital innovation specialist with design, project management and engineering expertise.
Innovate UK has a £450m annual budget and offers R&D grants (for projects up £10m) via a competitive process, to encourage innovation in the UK. Innovate UK funding can be used for innovative R&D to help your business grow. Depending on the competition and your innovation, IUK can provide funding for activities such as research, prototyping and testing.
As well as offering Innovate UK grant writing services we can also help you apply to other funds including EU H2020, European Space Agency, SBRI and NESTA. Get in touch to find out how we can help you secure innovation funding.
Scope: Feasibility R&D to create new or improved access to clean energy in sub-Saharan Africa, the Indo-Pacific region or South Asia.
Funding: Total project cost must be between £50,000 and £300,000
Closes: 28th June 2023
Scope: UK-based industrial research projects focusing on one (or more) of: Advanced manufacturing/materials, AI, Future mobility (including battery technologies), Energy storage system or Hydrogen.
Funding: Up to £500K for UK applicants
Closes: 7th June 2023
Scope: Smart grant will fund radical, innovative and market-leading R&D projects.
Funding: Up to 70% grant funding for £100K-£500K projects up to 18 months, or £500K-£2M for 19-36 month
Closes: 14th June 2023
It all starts with a great idea
Identify suitable funds here
Carefully read the guidance
Develop consortium if required
Write application & appendices
Submit application to funder
We understand that every business is different, so we offer a range of services, to suit your needs, timescales and budget:
We write the entire application and submit to the funder. We work with you to extract and clearly present your innovations and business strategy.
2 reviews of an application written by you based on the templates we provide. We provide detailed feedback to improve your application and chance of success.
The review service and additional support on key sections you want detailed input on.
What our clients say about us:
Daniel Becerra | Founder | BuffaloGrid
I have been working with Wax for many years and Wax has become a plug-in team to BuffaloGrid, helping us be successful on numerous grant applications. Wax understands our technology and business, making work easy and efficient.
Hal Watts | CEO and Co-Founder | Unmade
Wax’s expert help was essential to us securing multiple grants from Innovate UK. Wax took the pain out of applying and allowed me to concentrate on running my business. I highly recommend them.
Dae Ho Lee | Head of Operations | Gravity Sketch
We have worked with the team at Wax for several grants. The work output is of high standard and the team hold deep insight into what is needed for a high quality application. Would highly recommend.
Tom Putnam | Co-Founder | Beeline
Wax quickly understood our innovation, ambition and helped us write a winning application. Wax delivered us fantastic service and I recommend them highly.
Dr Rebecca Harding | CEO | Coriolis Technologies
The grant Wax helped us secure has enabled us to expand with confidence into full commercialisation of our disruptive technology. This exponential growth just wouldn’t have been possible without Wax’s help.
Bethany Koby | Co-founder and CEO | Tech Will Save Us
Wax are highly skilled, professional, have a proven track record and are expert at writing grant funding applications. Their collaborative process helped us write two successful applications. I recommend them unreservedly and we are already working with them on our third application!
Maria Tanjala | co-founder | FilmChain
Wax was a pleasure to work with! It was a collaborative process and they provided great guidance. We won the grant and we whole-heartedly recommend them!
Arthur Kay | Founder | bio-bean
IUK grant applications written by Wax have helped bio-bean develop its technologies, scale-up and generate sustainable revenue. I recommend Wax completely.
Dr Hugh Harvey | Clinical Director | Kheiron Medical Technologies
Working with Wax optimised our time, finances and resulted in us securing a very large grant, which has driven our growth and generated further investment.
Dr Peter Bentley | CTO | Braintree
Wax provided patient, efficient and expert guidance to help present our complex technology in a concise manner. They understood what was required to win an Innovate UK grant for us and the successful result has been vital for our company. I’m pleased to recommend Wax.
Dr. Floria Antolini | CKO | D3O
Wax’s team provided an excellent IUK grant application service. With excellent attention to detail and excellent knowledge of the Smart application process, they played a key role in helping to unlock this funding to take our development to the next level.
Virginia Gardiner | CEO | Loowatt
Wax has strong knowledge of design and strategic thinking combined with eloquent writing skills. Wax’s meticulous analysis and thorough feedback showed in-depth understanding of our project and Innovate UK. I highly recommend Wax’s advisory services.
Matthew Shaw | co-founder | ScanLAB Projects
Wax offered deep, succinct insight into the grant process. We simply would not have received our award without their expert analysis and improvement of our application.
Contact us to discuss your technology and how we can help you secure funding to develop it