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  • APC 15: developing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £30 million for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 January 2020
    Closes:
    4 March 2020

  • SBRI rail demonstrations: first of a kind 2020

    Businesses from the UK, EU or EEA can apply for a share of up to £9.4 million, including VAT, to develop demonstrators for sustainability, customer experience, operations or maintenance.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size
    • be based in the UK, EU, or EEA
    • work alone or with others as subcontractors

    You must:

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    13 January 2020
    Closes:
    11 March 2020

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2020

    Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size or a 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 collaborate with, at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

    Open now

    Opened:
    10 January 2020
    Closes:
    22 April 2020

  • ISCF transforming foundation industries: fast start projects

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of £5 million for fast start projects to improve the resource and energy efficiency of foundation industries. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • collaborate with businesses from 2 or more of the foundation industries

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    28 October 2019
    Closes:
    5 February 2020

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