GFIL Future Frontiers Fund (FFF)

Grant funding for early-stage projects that are developing solutions to tackle climate change, protect our environment and deliver a net zero future

Welcome to the GFIL Future Frontiers Fund (FFF)

Climate change, environmental protection and delivering a net zero future are urgent global challenges that create opportunities for novel ideas, business growth and cross-sector collaboration. Working in partnership with Green Future Investments Limited (GFIL), Cranfield is proud to deliver funding support to innovators and entrepreneurs.

The Future Frontiers Fund supports the generation of fresh and highly novel ideas, technologies, products and services. It is looking for truly innovative leaps through small grants of approximately £10,000 to test ‘might work’ concepts. The FFF is directed at the early ideas, research stage (TRL 1-3): TRL 1 covers investigation of basic principles; TRL 2 is concept development and core questions investigated; and TRL 3 includes concept validation experiments or tests.

Applications are open for our first projects!

Deadline 19th January, 12pm

For projects starting early April 2023 and completing by September 30th, 2023.

To apply, please click on the blue ‘Apply’ button on the right-hand side of this page. You will be asked to fill in the information online. Note that you can save your draft application as you go along. If you are not yet a member of the ‘Cranfield University Community’ please see under ‘Application Process below’ for the very quick sign-up process!