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  • IETF deployment of energy efficiency technologies, Spring 2021

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £40 million for grants to improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes, reducing energy bills and cutting carbon emissions.

    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
    • 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.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    8 March 2021
    Closes:
    14 July 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.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    8 March 2021
    Closes:
    14 July 2021

  • Farming Innovation Pathways (FIP) – feasibility studies

    UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million for feasibility studies to address the farming challenges of productivity, sustainability, and net zero emissions.

    Eligibility

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

    • business of any size
    • research organisation
    • 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.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    1 March 2021
    Closes:
    28 April 2021

  • Farming Innovation Pathways (FIP) – industrial research

    UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £7 million for industrial research to address the farming challenges of productivity, sustainability, and net zero emissions.

    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.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    1 March 2021
    Closes:
    28 April 2021

  • ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Demonstrators - EoI

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £16 million for bold and ambitious demonstrator projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging. 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.

    Open now

    Opened:
    10 February 2021
    Closes:
    24 March 2021

  • Commercialising Quantum Technologies: germinator projects round 1

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £1 million for high risk, high return, quantum technology projects with defined commercial outputs. This funding is from ISCF.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.

    To lead a project your organisation must be either a UK registered:

    • business of any size
    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • academic institution

    Open now

    Opened:
    10 February 2021
    Closes:
    31 March 2021

  • Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 1

    UK registered higher or further education institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £6 million to help fund innovation projects with businesses

    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.

    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 non-State aid.

    Open now

    Opened:
    8 February 2021
    Closes:
    14 April 2021

  • SBRI Competition rail demonstrations: first of a kind 2021

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £9 million inclusive of VAT, to develop demonstrators that: increase customers’ confidence and enhance experience, deliver a railway that is easy to use, offer low emissions and a greener railway

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size registered in the UK, EU, or EEA
    • work alone or with other organisations as subcontractors
    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Your project must include:

    • a railway asset owner (stations, rolling stock, infrastructure)
    • an experienced railway organisation
    • a railway organisation that has the potential to become a customer (these can all be the same organisation)
    • a potential integration partner

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    8 February 2021
    Closes:
    10 March 2021

  • Cyber security academic startup accelerator programme year 5: phase 1

    Individuals based in a UK academic institution can apply for a share of up to £800,000 to join the cyber security academic startup accelerator programme (CyberASAP).

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.

    To join the programme, you must:

    • be based in a UK academic institution
    • have an idea related to cyber security
    • be interested in commercialising the idea

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    8 February 2021
    Closes:
    3 March 2021

  • SBRI : Improving Hip Fracture Outcomes Using Data, phase 1

    Organisations can apply for a share of £160,000 inclusive of VAT to develop a solution which will improve quality of care and outcomes for hip fracture patients.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • work alone or with others as subcontractors

    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Open now

    Opened:
    1 February 2021
    Closes:
    31 March 2021

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