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  • March 2020 expression of interest: ATI programme

    The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme provides funding for industrial research and capital projects to encourage innovation in UK civil aerospace.

    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 investment 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 (ATI) framework agreement

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    2 March 2020
    Closes:
    18 March 2020

  • SBRI: monitor and visualise domestic pollution to safeguard health

    Organisations can apply for a share of £100,000 including VAT, to develop an air quality monitor to provide information and advice on pollutants in the home.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • work alone or with other organisations as subcontractors
    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 February 2020
    Closes:
    15 April 2020

  • Cyber security academic startup accelerator programme year 4: phase 1

    Individuals based in a UK academic institution can apply for a share of £800,000 to join the cyber security academic startup accelerator programme (CyberASAP).

    Eligibility

    To join the programme you must:

    • be based in a UK academic institution
    • have an idea related to cyber security
    • be interested in commercialising the idea

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    10 February 2020
    Closes:
    4 March 2020

  • Innovation Scholars secondments: biomedical sciences, strand 1

    UKRI invites applications for individuals from any discipline wishing to spend up to 36 months (full or part time) on secondment in the biomedical sciences sector.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    Your consortium must include:

    • at least one business within the Biomedical sector
    • at least one other UK registered business, academic institution, charity, public sector organisation or RTO

    The secondment must be carried out within a UK based facility or laboratory.

    Open now

    Opened:
    31 January 2020
    Closes:
    15 April 2020

  • Innovation Scholars secondments: biomedical sciences, strand 3

    UKRI invites applications for individuals from any discipline wishing to spend up to 36 months (full or part time) on secondment in the biomedical sciences sector.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    Your consortium must include:

    • at least one business within the Biomedical sector
    • at least one other UK registered business, academic institution, charity, public sector organisation or RTO

    The secondment must be carried out within a UK based facility or laboratory.

    Open now

    Opened:
    31 January 2020
    Closes:
    1 July 2020

  • Innovation Scholars secondments: biomedical sciences, strand 2

    UKRI has allocated up to £5 million to fund innovation projects across the 3 streams.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    Your consortium must include:

    • at least one business within the Biomedical sector
    • at least one other UK registered business, academic institution, charity, public sector organisation or RTO

    The secondment must be carried out within a UK based facility or laboratory.

    Open now

    Opened:
    31 January 2020
    Closes:
    13 May 2020

  • Demonstrators addressing cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things: round 2

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £4 million for collaborative R&D projects addressing major cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business, of any size
    • collaborate with others
    • involve at least one UK academic partner
    • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • carry out your project work in the UK
    • intend to exploit the results in or from the UK

    Open now

    Opened:
    27 January 2020
    Closes:
    15 April 2020

  • UK-Canada: enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability

    UK businesses with Canadian business partners can apply for a share of up to £2 million, from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, for innovative projects that enhance productivity and sustainability of crop, livestock and aquaculture systems.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must be a:

    • UK registered business of any size
    • or Canadian registered small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) with 500 or fewer employees

    For the overall project a UK or Canadian organisation can be the lead.

    In the Innovation Funding Service (IFS) application you must list the UK lead as lead organisation and identify the Canadian lead in the application.

    The project consortium must contain at least:

    • one UK registered business of any size
    • and one registered Canadian SME (500 or fewer employees)

    Open now

    Opened:
    27 January 2020
    Closes:
    20 May 2020

  • SBRI rail demonstrations: first of a kind 2020

    Businesses from the UK, EU or EEA can apply for a share of up to £9.4 million, including VAT, to develop demonstrators for sustainability, customer experience, operations or maintenance.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • be based in the UK, EU, or EEA
    • work alone or with others as subcontractors

    You must:

    • involve a railway asset owner (stations, rolling stock, infrastructure), an experienced railway organisation and a railway organisation that has the potential to become a customer (these can all be the same organisation)
    • include a potential integration partner

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 January 2020
    Closes:
    11 March 2020

  • ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: feasibility studies and industrial research

    UK businesses and RTOs can apply for a share of up to £1 million for early-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organization must be either:

    • a UK registered business of any size, either working alone or collaborating with others
    or

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 January 2020
    Closes:
    1 April 2020

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