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20 competitions


  • ATI Programme strategic batch: expression of interest December 2020

    The ATI Programme funds industrial research and investment aid for research infrastructures to make the UK civil aerospace sector more competitive.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:

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

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    7 December 2020
    Closes:
    23 December 2020

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants: November 2020

    Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    2 December 2020
    Closes:
    20 January 2021

  • Development of the Digital Security by Design Software Ecosystem

    UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million for fast-start short-term projects. Funding is to investigate requirements for adoption of Digital Security by Design (DSbD) technologies across the software development ecosystem.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project you must be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    30 November 2020
    Closes:
    13 January 2021

  • SBRI Removing air pollutants from homes to safeguard health

    Organisations can apply for a share of £3 million, inclusive of VAT, to develop products or services to remove harmful pollutants from homes.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • work alone or with other organisations

    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Open now

    Opened:
    23 November 2020
    Closes:
    13 January 2021

  • Manufacturing Made Smarter Innovation Hub – Smart Factory EoI

    UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for up to £20 million from ISCF to set up and run a smart factory innovation hub.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations. To lead a project your organisation must be one of the following:

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    23 November 2020
    Closes:
    13 January 2021

  • Manufacturing Made Smarter Innovation Hub – Digital Supply Chain EoI

    UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for up to £10 million from ISCF to set up and run a digital supply chain innovation hub

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations. To lead a project your organisation must be one of the following:

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    23 November 2020
    Closes:
    13 January 2021

  • Automotive Transformation Fund expression of interest: November 2020

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital investment and R&D projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK.

    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. Your organisation must also address the requirements of the Automotive Transformation Fund.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    16 November 2020
    Closes:
    9 December 2020

  • ATI programme: R&D funding for smaller business, expression of interest, Autumn 2020

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 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:

    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • work with other organisations
    • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • plan to carry out a civil aerospace research or technology development project in the UK
    • address the specific requirements of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy – “Accelerating Ambition”

    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:
    10 November 2020
    Closes:
    6 January 2021

  • Innovation continuity loans: Strand 3 November 2020 new project competition

    Innovate UK can provide additional COVID-19 innovation continuity loans for the continuation of planned or existing innovation activity.

    Eligibility

    Innovate UK can fund organisations who are at risk of not continuing innovation activity due to a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds directly related to COVID-19.

    To take on an innovation continuity loan for a project you must:

    • be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a third sector organisation
    • be continuing, completing or following on from innovation activity that has not been supported by an Innovate UK award in the last 36 months
    • be facing a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funding resulting directly form the COVID-19 pandemic
    • carry out your project in the UK
    give evidence that your organisation is suitable to take on a loan

    Open now

    Opened:
    6 November 2020
    Closes:
    13 January 2021

  • Innovation continuity loans: Strand 2 November 2020 follow-on competition

    Innovate UK can provide additional COVID-19 innovation continuity loans for the continuation of planned or existing innovation activity.

    Eligibility

    Innovate UK can fund organisations who are at risk of not continuing innovation activity due to a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds directly related to COVID-19.

    To take on an innovation continuity loan for a project you must:

    • be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a third sector organisation
    • be following on innovation and commercialisation activity from a project with an Innovate UK award that was completed in the last 36 months. An existing award does not guarantee success.
    • be facing a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funding resulting directly form the COVID-19 pandemic
    • carry out your project in the UK
    • give evidence that your organisation is suitable to take on a loan

    Open now

    Opened:
    6 November 2020
    Closes:
    13 January 2021

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