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  • Hydrogen Transport Hub: demonstration

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £2.5 million to demonstrate how green hydrogen can be used to power transport solutions for end users.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to UK businesses and collaborations.
    Your project
    Your project must:
    • have total eligible costs between £200,000 and £1 million
    • start by 1 September 2021
    • end by 31 March 2022
    • include at least a 3-month demonstration

    Open now

    Opened:
    11 May 2021
    Closes:
    16 June 2021

  • 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

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    26 April 2021
    Closes:
    26 May 2021

  • Innovation loans: April 2021 open competition

    Businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to significantly improve the UK economy.

    Eligibility

    To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:
    • be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • give evidence that your business is suitable to take on a loan
    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. If you are applying for an award funded under State aid Regulations, the definitions are set out in the European Commission Recommendation of 6 May 2003

    Open now

    Opened:
    26 April 2021
    Closes:
    2 June 2021

  • Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 10

    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:
    26 April 2021
    Closes:
    19 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.

    Open now

    Opened:
    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.

    Open now

    Opened:
    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.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    6 April 2021
    Closes:
    19 May 2021

  • Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition – Strand 2

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £20 million for innovative clean maritime and smart shipping projects. This funding is from the Department for Transport.

    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 organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)

    Open now

    Opened:
    22 March 2021
    Closes:
    2 June 2021

  • Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition – Strand 1

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £20m for innovative clean maritime and smart shipping projects. This funding is from the Department for Transport.

    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 organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)

    Open now

    Opened:
    22 March 2021
    Closes:
    2 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.

    Open now

    Opened:
    8 March 2021
    Closes:
    14 July 2021

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