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  • ISCF digital security by design - software ecosystem development

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million for projects to work on the development of the DSbD software ecosystem.

    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 a UK research organisation
    • carry out its project work in the UK
    • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    4 October 2021
    Closes:
    8 December 2021

  • Healthy Ageing Challenge - Designed for Ageing

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £14.4million for service-led innovations to support healthy ageing.

    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.

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 September 2021
    Closes:
    17 November 2021

  • SBRI – Digital transformation of Hanoi Metro Line 5, Vietnam

    Organisations can apply for a share of £300,000, inclusive of VAT, to deliver feasibility studies to support digital innovation for the Hanoi Metro System in Vietnam.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you must:

    • 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 will work with Crossrail International to deliver a feasibility study to support the digital transformation of Hanoi Metro Line 5.

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 September 2021
    Closes:
    13 October 2021

  • SBRI Global Rail Export Innovation for Australia, Canada and India

    Organisations can apply for a share of £450,000, inclusive of VAT, to support innovation on overseas rail opportunities in Australia, Canada and India.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can be an organisation of any size.

    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only. It Is expected that all participants will work with an in-country unfunded partner.

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 September 2021
    Closes:
    13 October 2021

  • EUREKA GlobalStars Taiwan digital industrial collaborations

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £865,000 to develop collaborative innovation projects in partnership with organisations from participating EUREKA members and GlobalStars countries.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    To be eligible for grant funding from Innovate UK your collaboration:

    • must be led by a UK registered business of any size
    • must involve at least one UK registered SME, if the lead is not an SME
    • must include at least one Taiwan registered organisation
    • can include additional eligible partners from EUREKA members or GlobalStars countries participating in the competition
    • can include other UK registered organisations

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 September 2021
    Closes:
    15 December 2021

  • Growing Kent and Medway: Collaborative Research and Development

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for business-focused innovation in the horticultural food supply chain.

    Eligibility

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

    • business of any size
    • carry out your project activity in the Kent and Medway (K&M) area
    You must involve at least one research organisation from the K&M area.

    Open now

    Opened:
    6 September 2021
    Closes:
    20 October 2021

  • Future flight challenge phase 3: strand 2

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £65 million to develop and demonstrate integrated aviation systems and new vehicle 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
    You must involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    6 September 2021
    Closes:
    3 November 2021

  • Future flight challenge phase 3: strand 1

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £65 million to develop and demonstrate integrated aviation systems and new vehicle 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.

    You must involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    6 September 2021
    Closes:
    3 November 2021

  • Eureka Eurostars 3: call 1

    UK registered SME’s can apply for a share of up to £2.5million to develop collaborative research in partnership with organisations from participating Eureka Eurostars member countries.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    To be eligible for grant funding from Innovate UK you:

    Open now

    Opened:
    2 September 2021
    Closes:
    4 November 2021

  • Ofgem 2021: zero emission transport - Discovery

    Organisations can apply for funding under the Ofgem - Strategic Innovation Fund to deliver projects that offer value to energy consumers and society through energy network innovation.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project, you must:

    • be an Ofgem licensed gas distribution network, transmission operator, or electricity system operator (ESO)
    • work with a mobility technology or infrastructure provider, for example electric vehicle charge point providers, port authorities or network rail
    • work with at least one other organisation as your subcontractor

    Project directions will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Open now

    Opened:
    31 August 2021
    Closes:
    17 November 2021

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