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  • SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 3

    SMEs can apply for a share of £1.5 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a micro, small or medium sized enterprise (SME) based in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland
    • have a medical or diagnostic device, or regulated digital health product with a CE marking, that has been marketed for less than 5 years

    Your organisation can work alone or collaborate with others as unfunded partners or sub-contractors. Only the lead partner can claim grant funding.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    26 November 2018
    Closes:
    30 January 2019

  • SBRI: developing a data enabled public sector audit approach

    Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million, including VAT, to develop a data enabled public sector audit approach.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • work alone or with others as subcontractors

    You must comply fully with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    19 November 2018
    Closes:
    16 January 2019

  • SBRI: tackling non-exhaust and non-road vehicle air pollution

    Organisations can apply to develop new solutions to reduce air pollutant emissions from road vehicle brake or tyre wear, non-road mobile machinery used in construction and transport refrigeration units.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • work alone or with others as subcontractors

    Open now

    Opened:
    12 November 2018
    Closes:
    16 January 2019

  • SBRI: Thistle Assistance app to help people with disability use public transport

    Organisations can apply for a share of £150,000, including VAT, to develop a mobile app to help people with disabilities when travelling on public transport.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • work alone or with others as subcontractors

    You must comply with UK government privacy and data protection legislation.

    Open now

    Opened:
    12 November 2018
    Closes:
    9 January 2019

  • November expression of interest: UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme

    The UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme provides grant funding to industrial research and capital projects to encourage innovation in UK civil aerospace.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project or work alone you must:

    • be a UK based business, of any size, to lead a research project
    • be a UK based business, of any size, an academic organisation or a research technology organisation (RTO) to lead a capital 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 (ATI) framework agreement

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    5 November 2018
    Closes:
    21 November 2018

  • Regional angel investment accelerator pilot: finding group partners

    Angel groups can apply to partner with Innovate UK to distribute grant funding alongside their investment.

    Eligibility:

    To be an angel investment partner (AIP) you must:

    • be a UK-based legal entity to hold the £1 million grant allocation
    • focus on one of the 2 regional zones

    Open now

    Opened:
    29 October 2018
    Closes:
    9 January 2019

  • Planning rail capacity through automated infrastructure design

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £300,000 for projects that develop and demonstrate tools to automatically plan rail infrastructure.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business of any size, charity, public sector organisation or research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • carry out your project work in the UK
    • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

    Businesses can work alone. If a charity, public sector organisation or RTO is the lead, they must have at least one business collaborator.

    Open now

    Opened:
    22 October 2018
    Closes:
    19 December 2018

  • SBRI: improve firefighters’ operations and safety with digital technology

    Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million (including VAT) for an instantly deployable solution for real time tracking of firefighters at incidents.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • work alone or with others as subcontractors

    Open now

    Opened:
    15 October 2018
    Closes:
    28 November 2018

  • SBRI first of a kind round 2: demonstrating tomorrow’s stations and a greener railway

    Businesses can apply for a share of £3.5 million, including VAT, to develop demonstrators for decarbonisation of the railway and customer experience in stations.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you can be an organisation of any size and must:

    • carry out your project in the UK
    • involve a railway asset owner (stations, rolling stock, infrastructure), an experienced rail organisation and a railway organisation that has the potential to become a customer (these can all be the same organisation)
    • include a potential integration partner

    Open now

    Opened:
    8 October 2018
    Closes:
    28 November 2018

  • Production innovation for immersive content

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million for research and development projects to create faster, more efficient immersive content. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK-registered business
    • carry out your project work in the UK
    • Intend to exploit the results in or from the UK
    • involve at least one content creator

    You can collaborate with others or work alone if you are a content creator. All projects must include at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    1 October 2018
    Closes:
    28 November 2018

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