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Types of financing

Types of Funding

Funding innovation

At the fund, we believe that innovation can come from many different types of organisations.

Types of financing

At the fund, we believe that innovation can come from many different types of organisations – whether private sector or public sector, for-profit or non-profit. To that end, the fund offers a range of financing types, including grants, loans (including convertible debt), and equity investments.

The fund expects applicants to present a clear rationale for the type of financing they apply for. We would normally expect for-profit companies with a commercial pathway to scale to apply for debt or equity. For-profit institutions requesting grants must give compelling rationale on why they are requesting grants rather than risk capital such as equity or debt, e.g. why the innovation can be considered as a public good that benefits society, or why grants are appropriate for this stage or specific use of funding.

More information for applicants on what type and amount of financing to apply for can be found on the application page.

Stages of funding