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  • October expression of interest: ATI programme

    The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme, formerly the UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme, provides funding to industrial research and capital projects to encourage innovation in UK civil aerospace.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size to lead a research project
    • be a UK registered business of any size, an academic institution, or a research and technology organisation (RTO) to lead a capital investment project
    • plan to carry out an aerospace research or technology development project in the UK
    • address the requirements of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy
    • sign up to the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) framework agreement

    This is an expression of interest competition. You must have a successful application in this competition before you can be invited to apply to the full stage competition.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    7 October 2019
    Closes:
    23 October 2019

  • Business Basics 3: SME technology use (non-business led trials EoI)

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million to run trials in England to test ways to encourage SMEs to adopt existing productivity-boosting technologies.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone, your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered public sector organisation, university or research and technology organisation (RTO), charity or not for profit company
    • claim funding
    • carry out its project work in England
    • apply to the business led strand if it is a business

    Open now

    Opened:
    2 October 2019
    Closes:
    4 December 2019

  • Business Basics 3: SME technology use (business led trials EoI)

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £2 million to run trials in England to test ways to encourage SMEs to adopt existing productivity-boosting technologies.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone, your organisation must:

    • be a UK based business of any size
    • claim funding
    • carry out its project work in England
    • apply to the non-business led strand if it is not a business

    Open now

    Opened:
    2 October 2019
    Closes:
    4 December 2019

  • Future flight challenge: discovery workshop, phase 1

    A 2 day discovery workshop for successful applicants to refine, validate and collaborate on the challenge of Future Flight against 6 problem statements.

    Eligibility

    To apply to take part in the discovery workshop you must be:

    Open now

    Opened:
    30 September 2019
    Closes:
    13 November 2019

  • SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 5

    UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of £1.2 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 registered micro, small or medium sized enterprise (SME)
    • have a medical or diagnostic device, or regulated digital health product with a CE marking, that has been marketed for less than 5 years
    • work alone or collaborate with others as unfunded partners or subcontractors

    Open now

    Opened:
    30 September 2019
    Closes:
    11 December 2019

  • Innovation loans: September 2019 open competition

    Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.

    Eligibility

    To take on an innovation loan for a project you must:

    Open now

    Opened:
    23 September 2019
    Closes:
    27 November 2019

  • ISCF healthy ageing trailblazers: stage 1

    This is stage 1 of a 2-stage competition. A total fund of up to £2 million is on offer for stage 1 to conduct research and develop a business plan for a healthy ageing ‘trailblazer’. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a stage 1 project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size (including social enterprises)
    • or a public sector organisation (including local authorities or Local Enterprise Partnerships)

    Open now

    Opened:
    23 September 2019
    Closes:
    27 November 2019

  • ISCF Future food production systems

    Apply for a share of up to £20 million to transform food production systems, improve productivity and sustainability, and help the industry move towards net zero emissions by 2040. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    Open now

    Opened:
    17 September 2019
    Closes:
    22 January 2020

  • SBRI: innovation in automated tunnel examination

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million, plus VAT, for projects that develop and demonstrate innovation to automate the examination of tunnels.

    Eligibility

    Your organisation:

    • can be any size
    • must be from the UK, EU, EEA, USA or Canada
    • must carry out your project in the UK

    Partners can only be involved as subcontractors.

    Open now

    Opened:
    16 September 2019
    Closes:
    13 November 2019

  • SBRI: innovation in rail security surveillance analytics, phase 1

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £968,000, plus VAT, for innovations that demonstrate security surveillance analytics in Network Rail stations.

    Eligibility

    Your organisation:

    • can be any size
    • must be from the UK, EU or EEA
    • must carry out your project in the UK

    Partners can only be involved as subcontractors.

    Open now

    Opened:
    16 September 2019
    Closes:
    13 November 2019

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