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  • Cyber security academic startup accelerator programme 2022-23: 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

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    7 February 2022
    Closes:
    2 March 2022

  • UK-Singapore Collaborative R&D

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with Singapore.

    Eligibility

    • To lead a project your organisation must:
    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • be or involve at least one grant claiming UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • partner with a Singapore registered business, which must be a separate non-linked entity to the UK project partners

    Open now

    Opened:
    24 January 2022
    Closes:
    20 April 2022

  • Automotive Transformation Fund Feasibility Studies: Round 3

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million for business case feasibility studies to support scale up of the UK’s zero emission automotive supply chain.

    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.

    You may still apply to lead a project if you are a non UK registered business at the time of application. However, you must set up a UK registered business before you can receive an award.

    Open now

    Opened:
    24 January 2022
    Closes:
    9 March 2022

  • Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 18

    Registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1billion 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:
    24 January 2022
    Closes:
    16 February 2022

  • Eureka Eurostars 3: call 2

    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:
    21 January 2022
    Closes:
    24 March 2022

  • SBRI - Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance: Phase 1

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million inclusive of VAT, to develop solutions that integrate climate and environmental factors in the financial services industry.

    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.

    Open now

    Opened:
    17 January 2022
    Closes:
    16 February 2022

  • ISCF Commercialising quantum technologies: feasibility studies round 3

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £6 million for projects to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies 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
    You must involve at least one grant claiming micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    17 January 2022
    Closes:
    9 March 2022

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2022

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25million 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
    • be a UK registered research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • carry out all 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)

    Open now

    Opened:
    17 January 2022
    Closes:
    13 April 2022

  • APC 20: Developing automotive technologies and growing capability towards net zero

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £25 million for late stage research and development projects that help accelerate the UK towards a net zero automotive future.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.
    Your consortium must include a vehicle manufacturer or tier 1 supplier.
    You must involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    12 January 2022
    Closes:
    2 March 2022

  • Driving the Electric Revolution – Building Talent for the Future 2: EoI

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4.5 million for innovative skills, talent, and training projects for Power Electronics, Motors and Drives (PEMD). This funding is from the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge.

    Eligibility

    This EoI 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
    • research organisation
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • academic institution
    • charity

    • not-for-profit
    • public sector organisation

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    10 January 2022
    Closes:
    2 February 2022

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