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  • July expression of interest: UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme

    The UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme provides grant funding to industrial research and capital projects to enhance UK civil aerospace.

    Eligibility:

    To apply you must:

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    2 July 2018
    Closes:
    18 July 2018

  • SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 2

    SMEs can apply for a share of £1.5 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based micro, small or medium sized enterprise (SME)
    • have a medical or diagnostic device, or a regulated digital health product with a CE marking, that has been marketed for less than 5 years

    Open now

    Opened:
    2 July 2018
    Closes:
    22 August 2018

  • Business Basics: boosting SME productivity (proof of concept strand)

    In this competition strand we are funding proof of concept projects aimed at encouraging SMEs to adopt productivity-boosting technology or business practices.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you must be an England based:

    • business of any size
    • public sector organisation
    • university or research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity
    • representative body or trade association

    Open now

    Opened:
    26 June 2018
    Closes:
    4 September 2018

  • Business Basics: boosting SME productivity (trial strand)

    In this competition strand we are funding trials aimed at encouraging SMEs to adopt productivity-boosting technology or business practices.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you must be an England based:

    • business of any size
    • public sector organisation
    • university or research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity
    • representative body or trade association

    Open now

    Opened:
    26 June 2018
    Closes:
    4 September 2018

  • SBRI: higher education open data, digital tools for prospective students

    Organisations can apply to develop digital tools using graduate outcomes data to help prospective higher education students make decisions.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    25 June 2018
    Closes:
    15 August 2018

  • Connected and autonomous vehicles 4: piloting passenger services

    UK businesses can apply for funding to research new connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and demonstrate them in a real-world trial.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project in this collaborative research and development competition you must:

    • be a UK based business of any size
    • involve at least one other organisation (businesses, research base and third sector)
    • ensure research and development is conducted in the UK

    Open now

    Opened:
    25 June 2018
    Closes:
    19 September 2018

  • Transforming accountancy, insurance and legal services with AI and data (small projects strand)

    UK business and research organisations can apply for a share of £12 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. This is to develop AI and data enabled products and services within accountancy, insurance and legal services.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business
    • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

    An SME can work alone.

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 June 2018
    Closes:
    15 August 2018

  • Transforming accountancy, insurance and legal services with AI and data (large consortia strand)

    UK businesses and research can apply for a share of £12 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. This is to develop AI and data enabled products and services within accountancy, insurance and legal services.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a collaborative project you must:

    • be a UK based business, academic or research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 June 2018
    Closes:
    15 August 2018

  • Plastics innovation: towards zero waste

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £4 million to develop new solutions to reduce persistent plastics entering our environment.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must be:

    • UK based
    • a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) if project costs are below £100,000
    • a business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO) if project costs are over £100,000

    All projects must involve a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise.

    If your project costs are below £100,000 you can work alone or collaborate with others. Projects with costs over £100,000 must be collaborative.

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 June 2018
    Closes:
    8 August 2018

  • Manufacturing readiness and scale up of genomic analysis technologies

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to increase the manufacturing capacity of innovative genomic analysis technologies.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business of any size
    • carry out your project in the UK
    • work alone or in collaboration with others (for example businesses, research base and third sector)
    • have a manufacturing facility for genomic analysis technologies

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    18 June 2018
    Closes:
    18 July 2018

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