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  • APC 10: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

    Up to £30 million of collaborative match funding is available for UK-developed late stage R&D to support advanced low carbon propulsion technologies in automotive.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • have an active business base in the UK
    • base your project in the UK
    • work in collaboration with others, including a vehicle manufacturer or tier 1 supplier and a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • be a grant recipient

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    30 April 2018
    Closes:
    27 June 2018

  • SBRI: protecting nuclear decommissioning operators

    Organisations can apply for a share of £850,000 to develop solutions for protecting and increasing the productivity of the nuclear decommissioning operator.

    Eligibility:

    This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. It is open to organisations of any type and size, from any sector. 100% funding is available to successful applicants.

    Open now

    Opened:
    23 April 2018
    Closes:
    20 June 2018

  • Commercialising quantum devices: innovation R&D

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to collaborate on prototype quantum devices that meet end user needs with a clear route to market.

    Eligibility:

    To be eligible for funding you must be either:

    • a UK based business
    • academic organisation
    • charity
    • public sector organisation or
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 April 2018
    Closes:
    13 June 2018

  • Innovation loans: April 2018 open competition

    Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

    Eligibility:

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

    • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • carry out your project in the UK

    Open now

    Opened:
    9 April 2018
    Closes:
    13 June 2018

  • UK-China collaboration to tackle antimicrobial resistance

    UK researchers can apply for a share of up to £10 million for joint projects with Chinese partners to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

    Eligibility:

    To lead the UK partnership of a consortium you must:

    Open now

    Opened:
    3 April 2018
    Closes:
    6 June 2018

  • Biomedical Catalyst 2018 round 1: early stage award

    SMEs can apply for a share of up to £8 million to continue a project's early stage development and technical evaluation, up to readiness for clinical testing.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK-registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • work alone or in partnership with others (SMEs, academics or research organisations)
    • carry out your project in the UK

    Open now

    Opened:
    26 March 2018
    Closes:
    6 June 2018

  • Biomedical Catalyst 2018 round 1: feasibility award

    SMEs can apply for a share of up to £2 million to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of a scientific idea that could solve a healthcare challenge.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK-registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • work alone or in partnership with others (SMEs, academics or research organisations)
    • carry out your project in the UK

    Open now

    Opened:
    26 March 2018
    Closes:
    6 June 2018

  • Agri-tech Catalyst Colombia

    UK and Colombian businesses, not for profits and research organisations can apply for a share of £3 million to support the uptake of new technologies and innovations in the Colombian agriculture sector, particularly by female smallholder farmers.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business, not for profit or research organisation for early-stage awards
    • be a UK based business for late-stage awards
    • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • involve at least one Colombian partner from business, not for profit or research organisation

    Open now

    Opened:
    26 March 2018
    Closes:
    25 July 2018

  • Establishing a core innovation hub to transform UK construction

    UK based research and technology organisations can apply for up to £72 million. This is to establish a national core innovation hub to transform the construction sector.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • have appropriate existing facilities

    Academics can partner with an RTO but cannot lead a project.

    Open now

    Opened:
    26 March 2018
    Closes:
    23 May 2018

  • Medicines manufacturing round 2: challenge fund

    UK businesses can apply for a share of £10 million for innovation projects in medicines manufacturing.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK-based business
    • carry out your project in the UK
    • be able to start your project by 1 September 2018
    • work alone or in collaboration with other organisations
    • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

    Open now

    Opened:
    12 March 2018
    Closes:
    9 May 2018

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