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  • Faraday Battery Challenge: innovation R&D, round 3

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £23 million for R&D projects focused on de-risking the scale up of battery development technology. This funding comes from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business, of any size, or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • involve at least one other organisation, or 2 other businesses if the lead is an RTO

    Open now

    Opened:
    17 September 2018
    Closes:
    12 December 2018

  • Faraday Battery Challenge: innovation feasibility studies, round 3

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for feasibility studies focused on de-risking the scale up of battery development technology. This funding comes from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business, of any size, or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • involve at least one other organisation, or 2 other businesses if the lead is an RTO

    Open now

    Opened:
    17 September 2018
    Closes:
    12 December 2018

  • Digitalisation of medicines manufacturing: Challenge Fund

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for capital projects to improve medicines manufacturing.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK-based business of any size
    • work alone or in collaboration with one or more businesses

    Open now

    Opened:
    10 September 2018
    Closes:
    10 October 2018

  • SBRI: finding a solution to Hylobius abietis in Scottish forestry

    Organisations can apply for a share of £150,000, including VAT, to develop innovative ways to reduce mortality of young forest trees in Scotland caused by pine weevil damage.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    10 September 2018
    Closes:
    7 November 2018

  • Digital health technology catalyst round 3: feasibility studies

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to speed up development of commercial digital health solutions.

    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 April 2019

    Your organisation can work alone or collaborate with others.

    Open now

    Opened:
    3 September 2018
    Closes:
    31 October 2018

  • Digital health technology catalyst round 3: collaborative R&D

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to speed up development of commercial digital health solutions.

    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 April 1 2019
    • work in collaboration with at least one other grant claiming organisation

    Open now

    Opened:
    3 September 2018
    Closes:
    31 October 2018

  • Agri-tech Catalyst round 7: agriculture and food systems innovation

    UK businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million from DFID for projects with partners in eligible African countries.

    Eligibility:

    There must be a UK administrative lead. The technical project work can be led by an organisation from the UK or an eligible African country.

    The administrative lead:

    • must be UK based
    • can be a business (of any size), academic organisation, charity, public sector organisation or research organisation for early and mid stage projects
    • must be a business (of any size) for late stage projects
    • must work in collaboration, including with at least one organisation from an eligible country in Africa
    • carry out your project work in the UK or an eligible African country or both

    Open now

    Opened:
    28 August 2018
    Closes:
    28 November 2018

  • SBRI: Perth Smart Energy Network project

    Organisations can apply for a share of £150,000, including VAT, to develop a smart, flexible energy system in the estate of Perth and Kinross council.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    You must be able to test your technology in the Perth and Kinross region in Scotland.

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 August 2018
    Closes:
    17 October 2018

  • Productive and sustainable crop and ruminant agricultural systems

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to improve productivity and sustainability across UK crop and ruminant production systems.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:
    • be a UK based business
    • involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    You can work alone or collaborate with others.

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 August 2018
    Closes:
    24 October 2018

  • Energy Catalyst round 6: transforming energy access

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million to address the need for clean, affordable and secure energy in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

    Eligibility:

    To be eligible for funding you must be:
    • a business
    • a research technology organisation (RTO)
    • an academic organisation
    • a charity or
    • a public sector organisation
    We will fund organisations from anywhere in the world.
    To lead a project you must be a:
    • UK micro, small or medium sized enterprise (SME) or RTO for early stage projects only
    • UK business for mid or late stage projects

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 August 2018
    Closes:
    21 November 2018

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