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  • Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 5

    UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £8 million to fund innovation projects with businesses or not-for-profits.

    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

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    6 December 2021
    Closes:
    2 February 2022

  • NATEP helping SMEs innovate in aerospace - Autumn 2021

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to carry out industry-led civil aerospace collaborative R&D projects. This funding is from the ATI Programme.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must:
    All project partners must sign up to the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) framework agreement. Projects in this competition are currently exempt from paying the industrial contribution to the Aerospace Technology Institute.

    Open now

    Opened:
    15 November 2021
    Closes:
    12 January 2022

  • Driving the Electric Revolution – PEMD Skills Hub

    UK registered organisations can apply for up to £1 million from Driving the electric revolution for the development of a Power Electronics, Machines and Drives skills hub.

    Eligibility

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

    • business of any size
    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • academic institution
    • charity
    • not-for-profit
    • public sector organisation

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    15 November 2021
    Closes:
    15 December 2021

  • Made Smarter Innovation: Sustainable Smart Factory

    UK registered businesses and organisations can apply for a share of up to £20m for digital innovation projects that will improve the resource efficiency and energy efficiency of manufacturing processes in factories.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:

    • business of any size
    You must involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    1 November 2021
    Closes:
    26 January 2022

  • Circular economy for SMEs – innovating with the NICER programme

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to research, test and develop step-change circular economy approaches.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    11 October 2021
    Closes:
    8 December 2021

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2021

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.

    Eligibility

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

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 October 2021
    Closes:
    12 January 2022

  • ISCF digital security by design - software ecosystem development

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million for projects to work on the development of the DSbD software ecosystem.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.
    To lead a project your organisation must:
    • be a UK registered business of any size or a UK research organisation
    • carry out its project work in the UK
    • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    4 October 2021
    Closes:
    8 December 2021

  • EUREKA GlobalStars Taiwan digital industrial collaborations

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £865,000 to develop collaborative innovation projects in partnership with organisations from participating EUREKA members and GlobalStars countries.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    To be eligible for grant funding from Innovate UK your collaboration:

    • must be led by a UK registered business of any size
    • must involve at least one UK registered SME, if the lead is not an SME
    • must include at least one Taiwan registered organisation
    • can include additional eligible partners from EUREKA members or GlobalStars countries participating in the competition
    • can include other UK registered organisations

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    13 September 2021
    Closes:
    15 December 2021

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