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  • SBRI Competition - Assays for SARS-CoV-2 cellular immune responses

    Organisations can apply for a share of £1.5million inclusive of VAT, to develop assay systems to define the magnitude and profile of cellular immune responses to SARS-CoV-2.

    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.

    You must:

    • demonstrate experience in assay system development
    • work in the field of cellular immunology
    • include appropriate clinical expertise

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    26 April 2021
    Closes:
    26 May 2021

  • Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 2

    UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £6 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:
    19 April 2021
    Closes:
    30 June 2021

  • Innovation in time dissemination and application

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for business-led innovation in resilient time, frequency and synchronisation. This funding is from the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF).

    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.
    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:
    19 April 2021
    Closes:
    9 June 2021

  • NATEP helping SMEs innovate in aerospace – Spring 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:
    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.
    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:
    6 April 2021
    Closes:
    19 May 2021

  • Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 9

    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.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    29 March 2021
    Closes:
    21 April 2021

  • APC 18: developing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million for UK-developed late-stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector and its’ associated supply chain.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    To lead a project your organisation must:
    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • include in your consortium at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • include in your consortium a vehicle or tier 1 supplier
    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:
    29 March 2021
    Closes:
    5 May 2021

  • Zero emission road freight strand 1: electric road systems

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million for feasibility studies into an electric road system demonstration.

    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:
    23 March 2021
    Closes:
    5 May 2021

  • Zero emission road freight - strand 2: hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

    UK registered businesses or organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million for feasibility studies into a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle demonstration.

    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:
    23 March 2021
    Closes:
    5 May 2021

  • Zero emission road freight strand 3: supply chain technology

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million for feasibility studies and industrial research in supply chain technology.

    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 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:
    22 March 2021
    Closes:
    5 May 2021

  • SBRI Zero emission road freight, supporting uptake of battery electric trucks

    Organisations can apply for a share of £10 million, inclusive of VAT, to provide an innovative solution to enable fleets to switch to battery electric trucks.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Contracts will be awarded to single legal entities only.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    22 March 2021
    Closes:
    21 April 2021

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