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  • Driving the Electric Revolution: Supply Chains for Net Zero

    UK registered businesses of any size can apply for a share of up to £22 million for innovation projects focused on supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.

    For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under State aid.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    8 March 2021
    Closes:
    30 June 2021

  • IETF energy efficiency and decarbonisation studies, Spring 2021

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £40 million to carry out feasibility and engineering studies into energy efficiency and decarbonisation technologies for industrial processes.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.


    To lead a project or work alone you must:

    • be a business of any size registered in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
    • be the end beneficiary of the study, and operate a site in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which fits into the following categories of activity: manufacturing, (SIC Codes 10000 through to 33200) or data centre (SIC code 63110) .

    Businesses are allocated a Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code at the time of registering with Companies House.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    8 March 2021
    Closes:
    14 July 2021

  • IETF deployment of energy efficiency technologies, Spring 2021

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £40 million for grants to improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes, reducing energy bills and cutting carbon emissions.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.

    To lead a project or work alone you must:

    • be a business of any size registered in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
    • operate a site in England, Wales or Northern Ireland which fits into the following categories of activity: manufacturing, (SIC codes 10000 through to 33200) or data centre (SIC code 63110)

    Businesses are allocated a Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code at the time of registering with Companies House.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    8 March 2021
    Closes:
    14 July 2021

  • Farming Innovation Pathways (FIP) – industrial research

    UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £7 million for industrial research to address the farming challenges of productivity, sustainability, and net zero emissions.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only. To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.
    For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under State aid.

    Open now

    Opened:
    1 March 2021
    Closes:
    28 April 2021

  • ISCF Digital Security by Design – business led demonstrators phase 1 EOI

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million to collaborate on market demonstrator projects showcasing the use and adoption of digital security by design technologies. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.

    For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under State aid.

    Open now

    Opened:
    1 March 2021
    Closes:
    26 May 2021

  • Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 8

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital centric investment 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
    • carry out its project work in the UK
    • exploit the results from or in the UK
    For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under State aid.

    Open now

    Opened:
    1 March 2021
    Closes:
    24 March 2021

  • Farming Innovation Pathways (FIP) – feasibility studies

    UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million for feasibility studies to address the farming challenges of productivity, sustainability, and net zero emissions.

    Eligibility

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

    • business of any size
    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)

    For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under State aid.

    Open now

    Opened:
    1 March 2021
    Closes:
    28 April 2021

  • ATI Programme strategic batch: expression of interest March 2021

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

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations. 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, research organisation 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
    For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under State aid.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    1 March 2021
    Closes:
    17 March 2021

  • Commercialising Quantum Technologies: germinator projects round 1

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £1 million for high risk, high return, quantum technology projects with defined commercial outputs. This funding is from ISCF.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.

    To lead a project your organisation must be either a UK registered:

    • business of any size
    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • academic institution

    Open now

    Opened:
    10 February 2021
    Closes:
    31 March 2021

  • ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Demonstrators - EoI

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £16 million for bold and ambitious demonstrator projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.

    Open now

    Opened:
    10 February 2021
    Closes:
    24 March 2021

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