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  • UK and Canada: enhancing industrial productivity

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop innovative technologies targeting global markets with Canadian partners.

    Eligibility

    This competition has 2 themes. We are looking for UK and Canadian SMEs and research organisations to lead and collaborate. Eligibility varies depending on the themes you apply for. The full eligibility is set out in the eligibility tab.

    Open now

    Opened:
    11 February 2019
    Closes:
    9 May 2019

  • Developing digital roads and improving air quality (development or pilot only, 1 phase) : SBRI competition

    Highways England is funding 2 parallel competitions for solutions and ideas designed for use on UK roads. This competition is for proven feasibility projects at development stage (higher TRL).

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Your idea must be suitable for trial on the strategic road network in England.

    Open now

    Opened:
    11 February 2019
    Closes:
    8 May 2019

  • Developing digital roads and improving air quality (feasibility study and development or pilot, 2 phases): SBRI competition

    Highways England is funding 2 parallel competitions for solutions and ideas designed for use on UK roads. This competition is for unproven feasibility projects (low TRL).

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Your idea must be suitable for trial on the strategic road network in England.

    Open now

    Opened:
    11 February 2019
    Closes:
    8 May 2019

  • Digital health technology catalyst round 4: collaborative R&D

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop new digital health solutions. Projects can use the services of the NICE DataLab to help with real world data. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you must:

    • be a UK-based micro, small or medium-sized business (SME)
    • carry out your project in the UK
    • be able to start your project by 1 October 2019
    • work in collaboration with at least one other grant claiming organisation
    • demonstrate how you will benefit from NICE DataLab’s services

    Open now

    Opened:
    11 February 2019
    Closes:
    10 April 2019

  • Police custody welfare, remote screening and monitoring system: SBRI competition

    Organisations can apply for a share of £150,000, including VAT, to develop an integrated remote monitoring and screening solution for the care of people in custody.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    You must complete, sign and upload with your application form:

    • appendix A: declaration of non-involvement in serious organised crime form
    • appendix B: police service of Scotland security aspects form

    You must meet with Police Scotland information and communications technology specialists as soon as possible after you sign the contract. You must also be vetted to Non Police Personnel Vetting Standards (NPPV) Level 2.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    28 January 2019
    Closes:
    27 March 2019

  • Business Basics 2 - SME productivity (Proof of Concept)

    A share of up to £2 million is available to run proof of concept projects aimed at how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology or management practices.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone, you must be a UK based:

    • public sector organisation
    • university or research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity
    • not for profit company
    • or a business, of any size

    You must carry out your project work in England.

    Open now

    Opened:
    28 January 2019
    Closes:
    17 April 2019

  • Business Basics 2 - SME productivity (business led trials)

    A share of up to £2 million is available for trials to build evidence on how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology or management practices.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone you must:

    • be a UK based business of any size
    • carry out your project work in England

    Open now

    Opened:
    28 January 2019
    Closes:
    17 April 2019

  • Business Basics 2 - SME productivity (non-business led trials)

    A share of up to £2 million is available for trials to build evidence on how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology or management practices.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone, you must be a UK based:

    • public sector organisation
    • university or research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity
    • not for profit company

    Businesses can participate as collaborators, but cannot be the lead applicant.

    You must carry out your project work in England.

    Open now

    Opened:
    28 January 2019
    Closes:
    17 April 2019

  • Biomedical Catalyst 2019 round 1: feasibility and primer awards

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of a scientific idea to solve a healthcare challenge.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone you must:

    You can work alone or in partnership with others (SMEs, academics or research organisations).

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    21 January 2019
    Closes:
    3 April 2019

  • Biomedical Catalyst 2019 round 1: early and late stage awards

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of a scientific idea to solve a healthcare challenge.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone you must:

    You can work alone or in partnership with others (SMEs, academics or research organisations).

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    21 January 2019
    Closes:
    3 April 2019

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