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22 competitions


  • Open grant funding competition: round 2

    Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £20 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.

    Eligibility:

    You must:

    • be a UK based business or research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • carry out your project in the UK
    • intend to exploit the results from the UK

    Collaborations must include at least one micro, small or medium sized enterprise (SME)

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    12 July 2018
    Closes:
    12 September 2018

  • July 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 enhance UK civil aerospace.

    Eligibility:

    To apply you must:

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    2 July 2018
    Closes:
    18 July 2018

  • SBRI: higher education open data, digital tools for prospective students

    Organisations can apply to develop digital tools using graduate outcomes data to help prospective higher education students make decisions.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    25 June 2018
    Closes:
    15 August 2018

  • Transforming accountancy, insurance and legal services with AI and data (small projects strand)

    UK business and research organisations can apply for a share of £12 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. This is to develop AI and data enabled products and services within accountancy, insurance and legal services.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business
    • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

    An SME can work alone.

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 June 2018
    Closes:
    15 August 2018

  • Transforming accountancy, insurance and legal services with AI and data (large consortia strand)

    UK businesses and research can apply for a share of £12 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. This is to develop AI and data enabled products and services within accountancy, insurance and legal services.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a collaborative project you must:

    • be a UK based business, academic or research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 June 2018
    Closes:
    15 August 2018

  • Plastics innovation: towards zero waste

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £4 million to develop new solutions to reduce persistent plastics entering our environment.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must be:

    • UK based
    • a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) if project costs are below £100,000
    • a business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO) if project costs are over £100,000

    All projects must involve a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise.

    If your project costs are below £100,000 you can work alone or collaborate with others. Projects with costs over £100,000 must be collaborative.

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 June 2018
    Closes:
    8 August 2018

  • Manufacturing readiness and scale up of genomic analysis technologies

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to increase the manufacturing capacity of innovative genomic analysis technologies.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business of any size
    • carry out your project in the UK
    • work alone or in collaboration with others (for example businesses, research base and third sector)
    • have a manufacturing facility for genomic analysis technologies

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 June 2018
    Closes:
    18 July 2018

  • SBRI: smart waste tracking data collection, storage and reporting services

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £400,000. Up to £80,000 is available per organisation to develop a new digital solution to help track waste from source through treatment to end destination.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you must:

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    11 June 2018
    Closes:
    25 July 2018

  • Creating a network of digital pathology, imaging and AI centres

    Up to £50 million is available to establish centres of excellence in digital pathology and/or medical imaging with artificial intelligence (AI).

    Eligibility:

    To lead a programme, you must be:

    • an NHS Trust (or equivalent in the Devolved Administrations)
    • NHS England, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, or Health and Social Care Northern Ireland
    • a hospital
    • an Academic Health Science Network (AHSN)
    • a university or other research organisation affiliated to a hospital, NHS Trust, or equivalent in the Devolved Administrations

    Open now

    Opened:
    6 June 2018
    Closes:
    1 August 2018

  • Meridian 3: autonomous highway, rural and parking test facilities

    UK businesses and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million to create the second phase of the UK connected and autonomous vehicle test ‘ecosystem’.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you must:

    • be based in the UK
    • be a business of any size or a research organisation
    • carry out your project in the UK
    • work in collaboration with others, such as businesses, research organisations or third sector organisations

    Open now

    Opened:
    4 June 2018
    Closes:
    5 September 2018

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