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  • June expression of interest: ATI Programme

    The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) 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:

    This is an expression of interest competition. You must have a successful application in this competition before you can be invited to apply to the full stage competition.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    3 June 2019
    Closes:
    19 June 2019

  • UK Research and Innovation strength in places fund: wave 2 EoI

    Consortia of UK businesses and research organisations can apply for ‘seed corn’ funding of up to £50,000 to develop full applications for wave 2 of the UKRI Strength in Places Fund.

    Eligibility

    Projects must be collaborative and led by either a UK based business or a UK publicly funded research organisation.

    All consortium members should be based within the project’s geographical area and have the support of local civic leadership.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    3 June 2019
    Closes:
    9 October 2019

  • Immersive Technology Investment Accelerator: phase 2, SME projects

    UK businesses doing R&D in immersive technology can apply for a share of up to £2 million grant funding alongside private equity investment. The grant funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK-based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) in immersive technology
    • carry out your research and development (R&D) activity in the UK
    • commit to co-investment from one of the investor partners listed in the scope section
    • apply as a single company

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 May 2019
    Closes:
    3 July 2019

  • Artificial intelligence-supported early fracture diagnosis: SBRI competition

    Organisations can apply for a share of £240,000, including VAT, to develop an innovative AI solution for radiological diagnosis of fractures of upper and/or lower limbs.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 May 2019
    Closes:
    31 July 2019

  • Targeting information to protected land managers and developers: SBRI competition

    Organisations can apply for a share of £250,000, including VAT, to deliver targeted, customisable information to land managers or developers about protected areas.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • work alone or with others (businesses, research base or third sector) as subcontractors

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 May 2019
    Closes:
    26 June 2019

  • APC 13: advancing the UK's low carbon automotive capability

    £25 million of collaborative (match) funding is available for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project you must:

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 May 2019
    Closes:
    10 July 2019

  • Detailed designs of smart, local energy systems

    UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop clean, cheap local energy systems that create prosperous, resilient UK communities. This funding is from the ISCF’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution challenge.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding you must be a UK:
    • business
    • research technology organisation (RTO)
    • academic organisation
    • charity
    • or public sector organisation

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 May 2019
    Closes:
    7 August 2019

  • May expression of interest: UK Aerospace Research and Technology

    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:

    This is an expression of interest competition. You must have a successful application in this competition before you can be invited to apply to the full stage competition.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    3 May 2019
    Closes:
    22 May 2019

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2019

    Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • carry out your research and development (R&D) project activity in the UK
    • intend to commercially exploit the project results from the UK
    • be, or collaborate with, at least one micro, small or medium sized enterprise (SME)

    Open now

    Opened:
    26 April 2019
    Closes:
    24 July 2019

  • SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: Round 4

    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
    • work alone or collaborate with others as unfunded partners or sub-contractors

    Open now

    Opened:
    23 April 2019
    Closes:
    3 July 2019

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