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  • Ocean plastic solutions investment accelerator: reducing plastic pollution

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop solutions that tackle the environmental crisis of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

    Eligibility:

    To be eligible for funding you must:

    • be a UK based small or micro company or have registered as a UK business before the grant is awarded
    • carry out your project in the UK
    • work alone

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    2 January 2019
    Closes:
    13 March 2019

  • Citizens Advice Scotland producing automated, accurate guidance: SBRI competition

    Organisations can apply for £30,000, including VAT, to develop an automated solution that will help us write and update 3,500 pages of factual advice content.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    10 December 2018
    Closes:
    6 February 2019

  • December 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:

    Open now

    Opened:
    10 December 2018
    Closes:
    2 January 2019

  • Detection and identification of illicit postal goods at UK borders: SBRI competition

    Organisations can apply for a share of £250,000, including VAT, to develop innovative detection technologies for deployment in the UK postal border environment.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    3 December 2018
    Closes:
    23 January 2019

  • Learning how crowdsourcing data could change the geospatial sector

    The Geospatial Commission will invest up to £1.5 million to fund projects for crowdsourcing the creation and/or maintenance of geospatial datasets.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business, of any size, a research and technology organisation (RTO) or a local authority
    • involve the owner or curator of any existing dataset you are using

    Open now

    Opened:
    27 November 2018
    Closes:
    30 January 2019

  • 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.

    Open now

    Opened:
    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.

    Open now

    Opened:
    19 November 2018
    Closes:
    16 January 2019

  • UK Israel open collaborative competition 2018

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to develop innovative technologies targeting global markets in partnership with Israeli companies.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business, of any size
    • collaborate with an Israeli business counterpart

    Open now

    Opened:
    19 November 2018
    Closes:
    11 March 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

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