About Innovate UK
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is the UK’s innovation funding agency. As well as funding projects in the UK we help translate the UK’s innovation expertise into business solutions in lower and middle income countries.
We enable collaborative solutions to overseas socio-economic challenges. We do this by supporting companies from the UK to establish global partnerships and exchange knowledge with organisations in some of the most dynamic markets in the world.
The size, diversity and potential of India’s markets present significant opportunities for innovative UK businesses and research organisations.
About the Newton Fund
The Newton Fund was established in 2014 to harness the best of the UK’s research and innovation expertise for positive development outcomes in middle income partner countries. It forms part of the UK government’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment.
The UK and partner countries commit matched funding and effort towards collaborative projects between UK businesses, research organisations and others.
As the Newton Fund forms part of the UK government’s Official Development Assistance under the International Development Act 2002, applicants must provide sufficient and clear justification of how their project meets ODA eligibility criteria, and that its impact on reducing gender inequality has been considered.
Newton Fund projects need to:
- demonstrate that they are aiming to contribute to a reduction in poverty
- aim to further sustainable development (development that is likely to generate lasting benefits for the population of the country to which it is provided) or improve the welfare of the population of Newton Fund countries
Under the International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014, activities must also demonstrate that they are likely to contribute to reducing inequality between persons of different gender.
About the Eureka Network
EUREKA is an intergovernmental organisation for market-driven industrial R&D. It is a decentralised network that helps co-ordinate national funding on research and development and innovation (R&D&I), aiming to boost the productivity and competitiveness of industries. EUREKA concentrates on funding small businesses to develop technological projects that benefit civilians. It has been the driving force of innovation in Europe for over 30 years.
If you want help to find a project collaborator, contact the Knowledge Transfer Network.
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