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  • SBRI competition - Modernising Energy Data Applications phase 1

    Organisations can apply for a share of £750,000, inclusive of VAT, to develop data applications that help to address core challenges faced in the UK.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you must be a organisation of any size.

    Contracts will be awarded to a single entity only and other organisations can only be involved as subcontractors

    You must:

    • build upon the data solutions developed through the Modernising Energy Data Access competition
    • work with Modernising Energy Data Access (MEDA) competition winners
    • address the real-world user needs of an organisation or group of people in the UK
    • combine energy data with data from another sector for the development and operation of your solution

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    12 October 2020
    Closes:
    18 November 2020

  • ATI Programme strategic batch: expression of interest October 2020

    The ATI Programme funds industrial research and investment aid for research infrastructures to make the UK civil aerospace sector more competitive.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size to lead a research project
    • be a UK registered business of any size, an academic institution, or a research and technology organisation (RTO) to lead a capital infrastructure project
    • plan to carry out an aerospace research or technology development project in the UK
    • address the requirements of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy
    • sign up to the Aerospace Technology Institute framework agreement

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    5 October 2020
    Closes:
    21 October 2020

  • Innovation continuity loans: Strand 2 October 2020 follow-on competition

    Innovate UK can provide additional COVID-19 innovation continuity loans for the continuation of planned or existing innovation activity.

    Eligibility

    Innovate UK can fund organisations who are at risk of not continuing innovation activity due to a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds directly related to COVID-19.

    To take on an innovation continuity loan for a project you must:

    • be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a third sector organisation
    • be following on innovation and commercialisation activity from a project with an Innovate UK award that was completed in the last 36 months. An existing award does not guarantee success.
    • be facing a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funding resulting directly form the COVID-19 pandemic
    • carry out your project in the UK
    • give evidence that your organisation is suitable to take on a loan

    Open now

    Opened:
    1 October 2020
    Closes:
    4 November 2020

  • Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2020 to 2021, round 4

    UK registered higher or further education institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £10 million to help fund innovation projects with businesses or not-for-profit organisations.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered higher education or further education institution, research and technology organisation (RTO) or Catapult
    • collaborate with a UK registered business, of any size, or a not-for-profit organisation

    The business must contribute to the project’s costs.

    Open now

    Opened:
    30 September 2020
    Closes:
    28 October 2020

  • SBRI: using geospatial data to solve transport challenges, phase 1

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million, inclusive of VAT, to develop feasibility studies for one of the themed challenges.

    Eligibility

    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • work alone or with other organisations

    Open now

    Opened:
    29 September 2020
    Closes:
    4 November 2020

  • Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation R&D, Round 4

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million in grant funding for innovation in electric vehicle battery technology.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.

    Open now

    Opened:
    28 September 2020
    Closes:
    9 December 2020

  • Faraday Battery Challenge: Innovation Feasibility Studies, Round 4

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million in grant funding for innovation in electric vehicle battery technology.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.

    Open now

    Opened:
    28 September 2020
    Closes:
    9 December 2020

  • SBRI Competition - Next generation home vision testing

    Organisations can apply for a share of £100,000 inclusive of VAT, to develop remotely deployed vision testing.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • work alone or with other organisations

    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Open now

    Opened:
    21 September 2020
    Closes:
    18 November 2020

  • Automotive Transformation Fund expression of interest: September 2020

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital investment and R&D projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.
    To lead a project your organisation must:

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    21 September 2020
    Closes:
    14 October 2020

  • 5G enabled road and rail transport trials in the West Midlands, round 2

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to support development of 5G enabled transport innovations. This funding is from West Midlands 5G (WM5G).

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • collaborate with others
    • include a communications network provider (public or private) or communications integrator

    Open now

    Opened:
    16 September 2020
    Closes:
    2 December 2020

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