28/7/2022: Edit made on start date and end date. Added also two eligible organisation on Lead Organisations and Collaborators
This award is provided on a No subsidy basis. This means you must publish or make all project outputs openly available on a non-selective basis. If you decide to commercially exploit project outputs, you can only do so with no selective advantage.
- should start its activities by 1 December 2022
- must end its activities by 30 May2023
- carry out its work in the UK
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian source.
To lead a collaboration your organisation must be a UK registered:
The lead organisation must:
- collaborate with other eligible UK registered organisations
- not act in any way to gain selective commercial or economic advantage from the outputs of this project
All organisations who are eligible to receive grant funding must have an accurate and up to date record of financial accounts.
We can only pay funding to a UK business bank account in the same name as the organisation’s details in your application.
Further information will be requested if your application is successful.
Your proposal must include at least two organisations who are interested in forming a network that will serve a specific, locally meaningful geographic location.
Organisations do not all need to be based within that location, or even in the same part of the UK. However, there should be a clear rationale for why you are working together and why the specific location has been chosen.
The organisations do not need to have worked together before and can develop their relationship during this EoI phase.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be a UK registered:
For this funding competition, research organisation are categorised as:
- universities, higher education institutions
- public sector research establishments (PSREs)
- research council institutes
- independent research organisations (IROs)
- non-profit research and technology organisations (RTOs), including catapults
Applications involving universities must name a relevant, institution-wide strategic or academic lead. Applications that do not do so risk being rejected.
Your collaboration can include eligible organisations that do not receive any of this competition’s funding.
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate. Once accepted, partners will be asked to login or to create an account.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
You can use subcontractors from overseas but must make the case in your application as to why you could not use suppliers from the UK.
You must provide a detailed rationale, evidence of the potential UK contractors you approached and the reasons why they were unable to work with you. We will not accept a cheaper cost as a sufficient reason to use an overseas subcontractor.
All subcontractor costs must be justified and appropriate to the total project costs.
Number of applications
Eligible organisations can only lead or be included as a collaborator on one application.