The assessors will score all your answers apart from questions 1 and 2. You will receive feedback for each scored question. Find out more about how our assessors assess.
You must answer all questions. Your answer to each question can be up to 400 words long. Do not include any website addresses (URLs) in your answers.
Question 1. Applicant location (not scored)
You must state the name and full registered address of your organisation, any partners and subcontractors working on your project.
We are collecting this information to understand the geographical location of all applicants.
Question 2. Minimal Financial Assistance declaration (not scored)
You must download the declaration template. You must complete this, declaring any funding received under Minimal Financial Assistance (previously referred to as Special Drawing Rights) or De minimis awards, (from any source of public funding) in the applicable period.
You must complete all the fields on your form before uploading.
You must write “declaration attached” in the text box.
You must upload the completed declaration as an appendix. It must be a PDF and no larger than 10 MB.
You must keep all documentation relating to Minimal Financial Assistance (previously referred to as Special Drawing Rights) and other De minimis awards for a period of 6 years and be prepared to release it to any public funding body which requests it.
Question 3: Problem scope
You must select if your problem is related to an existing product or service currently available to customers:
- Existing product
- Existing service
- Not yet available
Question 4: Problem
What is the measurement or analysis problem that you need to solve?
You must summarise:
- what the core of the problem is as described in your video submission
- what your major challenges are in understanding this problem
- any important aspects of the problem that you were unable to show in the video submission
Question 5: Previous attempts to solve the problem
What methods or techniques have you previously tried to solve the problem?
- what you did to understand or address the problem
- what success or otherwise you had when trying to address the problem
Question 6: Value to your business of solving the problem
What difference will it make to your business if you can solve this problem?
- what you estimate the value of the benefit to be (in £) if this problem is solved
- how you arrived at this estimate
- what components contribute to this benefit estimate in terms of productivity and competitiveness gains, such as savings in waste, higher quality products or services, or increased sales or market share
We want to balance helping the most businesses with making the most impact with the money available. Assessors are looking for realistic values here, not necessarily the biggest numbers.
Question 7: Video link
Your video must describe or show the problem you are looking to solve.
It must be no longer than 2 minutes. If your video is over 2 minutes long, only the first 2 minutes will be used to assess your application.
Your video must be hosted on Innovate UK A4I video platform. If we cannot view your video your application will be made ineligible. The video must remain available until 30 September 2022.
After you have recorded your video, it takes on average 30 minutes for your video to process and produce a URl. You must make sure that you leave enough time for this process prior to the submission deadline.