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  • Driving the electric revolution – building talent for the future

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 for innovative skills, talent, and training projects. This funding is from the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge

    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
    • charity
    • public sector organisation
    • research organisation

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    9 August 2021
    Closes:
    15 September 2021

  • Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 13

    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 business of any size
    • carry out its project work in the UK
    • exploit the results from or in the UK

    Open now

    Opened:
    30 July 2021
    Closes:
    18 August 2021

  • Analysis for Innovators (A4I) Round 6

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million to resolve productivity issues by working with the best scientists and research facilities. This funding is from Innovate UK

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    29 July 2021
    Closes:
    18 August 2021

  • SBRI – Healthy Ageing Social Ventures industrial research

    Organisations can apply for a share of £3 million inclusive of VAT to develop products and services to support healthy ageing.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you must:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • work alone or with other organisations as subcontractors
    • exist wholly to provide benefits for society

    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Open now

    Opened:
    19 July 2021
    Closes:
    15 September 2021

  • SBRI – Healthy Ageing Social Ventures feasibility studies

    Organisations can apply for a share of £1 million inclusive of VAT to develop products and services to support healthy ageing.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you must:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • work alone or with other organisations as subcontractors
    • exist wholly to provide benefits for society

    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Open now

    Opened:
    19 July 2021
    Closes:
    15 September 2021

  • Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 3

    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.

    Open now

    Opened:
    5 July 2021
    Closes:
    29 September 2021

  • CCAV - Advancing safely to full vehicle automation

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million for up to three automated vehicle projects. This funding is from the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV).

    Eligibility

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

    • be a UK registered business of any size, a research organisation or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • be a developer of autonomous driving systems
    • have tested an autonomous driving system on the roads
    • have a potential end customer as a collaborator
    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:
    28 June 2021
    Closes:
    4 August 2021

  • Biomedical catalyst 2021: early and late stage awards

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £18 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies, and processes.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).
    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:
    7 June 2021
    Closes:
    26 August 2021

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants: May 2021

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.

    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 or research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • carry out your research and development (R&D) project activity in the UK
    • intend to commercially exploit the project results from the UK
    • be or involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    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:
    28 May 2021
    Closes:
    25 August 2021

  • ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: business-led R&D

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million for R&D projects with the potential to significantly impact the 2025 UK Plastic Pact targets. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    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.

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 May 2021
    Closes:
    8 September 2021

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