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  • 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

    Open now

    Opened:
    28 October 2019
    Closes:
    5 February 2020

  • Driving the electric revolution: building regional centres of excellence

    Up to £30 million is available to create regional centres of excellence for the development, prototyping and scale up of power electronics, machines and drives technologies. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size, a research and technology organisation (RTO) or a research organisation
    • demonstrate clear industry support for your application
    • have demonstrable expertise in power electronics, machines and drives
    • show you can leverage industry investment alongside the ISCF funding
    • carry out your project in the UK

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    23 October 2019
    Closes:
    11 December 2019

  • Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2019

    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:
    17 October 2019
    Closes:
    8 January 2020

  • SBRI: modernising energy data access and information, phase 1

    In this first phase applicants can apply for a share of up to £480,000 for modernising energy data access. This is being funded by Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, in collaboration with BEIS and Ofgem.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you must:

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    16 October 2019
    Closes:
    8 January 2020

  • CELTIC-NEXT autumn 2019: innovative 5G infrastructure and applications

    UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million for 5G collaborative R&D projects in the EUREKA CELTIC programme.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK registered business, of any size
    • involve at least one UK micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • collaborate with at least one other UK organisation
    • collaborate with at least one other organisation from a EUREKA country
    • have submitted a CELTIC proposal before applying to this competition

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    15 October 2019
    Closes:
    11 December 2019

  • Agri-tech catalyst round 9: agriculture and food systems innovation, late stage

    UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa.

    Eligibility

    Your project must be collaborative and include all of the following:

    • at least one business from the UK
    • at least one business from an eligible African country

    The technical project work can be led by a business from the UK, an eligible African country or another country.

    The administrative work must be led by a business from the UK.

    Open now

    Opened:
    14 October 2019
    Closes:
    8 January 2020

  • Agri-tech catalyst round 9: agriculture and food systems innovation, mid stage

    UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa.

    Eligibility

    Your project must be collaborative and include all of the following:

    • a business
    • at least one partner from the UK
    • one partner from an eligible African country

    The technical project work can be led by a partner from the UK, an eligible African country or another country.

    The administrative work must be led by a partner from the UK.

    Open now

    Opened:
    14 October 2019
    Closes:
    8 January 2020

  • Agri-tech catalyst round 9: agriculture and food systems innovation, early stage

    UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa.

    Eligibility

    Your project must be collaborative and include all of the following:

    • a business
    • at least one partner from the UK
    • one partner from an eligible African country

    The technical project work can be led by a partner from the UK, an eligible African country or another country.

    The administrative work must be led by a partner from the UK.

    Open now

    Opened:
    14 October 2019
    Closes:
    8 January 2020

  • UK-China: precision for enhancing agricultural productivity

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to work with Chinese partners to develop new integrated precision farming technology and help achieve net-zero emissions. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    Your consortium must include at least:

    • a UK registered business of any size
    • a UK academic institution or research and technology organisation
    • a Chinese business of any size
    • a Chinese academic institution or research organisation

    The UK partners must:

    • carry out their project work in the UK, and in China where reasonable
    • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

    Open now

    Opened:
    14 October 2019
    Closes:
    22 January 2020

  • Application of whole genome sequencing approaches to cancer

    UK businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £5.4 million. This is for projects involving the application of whole genome sequencing to analyse cancers. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) for feasibility studies
    • be a UK registered business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO) for collaborative research and development (R&D)
    • include an SME if you want to collaborate with others

    Open now

    Opened:
    7 October 2019
    Closes:
    22 January 2020

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