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  • Sort and segregate nuclear waste: phase 1 (SBRI competition)

    Organisations can apply for a share of £3.9 million, including VAT, to develop an autonomous, integrated toolkit to sort and segregate nuclear waste.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    You will need to show that your proposed idea has a credible and practical route to market.

    Open now

    Opened:
    17 August 2020
    Closes:
    11 November 2020

  • APC 17: developing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £27 million for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.
    To lead a project your organisation must:
    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • include in your consortium at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • include in your consortium a vehicle manufacturer or tier 1 supplier

    Open now

    Opened:
    17 August 2020
    Closes:
    14 October 2020

  • Deliver safer and better care for people in Scotland with diabetes, phase 1 (SBRI competition)

    Organisations can apply for a share of £300,000 including VAT, to address foot problems, hospital care after admission and bone care for diabetes patients in Scotland.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

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

    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    10 August 2020
    Closes:
    30 September 2020

  • ISCF Transforming foundation industries: Building a resilient recovery

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting recovery and growth of the UK’s foundation industries.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to both single applicants and cross-sector collaborations.

    To lead a project your UK registered organisation must:

    • be a business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • carry out its project work in the UK
    • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

    Open now

    Opened:
    3 August 2020
    Closes:
    4 November 2020

  • Biomedical Catalyst 2020: round 1, early and late stage awards

    UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop a product or process that is an innovative solution to a health and care challenge.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    27 July 2020
    Closes:
    7 October 2020

  • IETF industrial energy efficiency and decarbonisation studies

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million for grants to carry out feasibility and engineering studies into energy efficiency and decarbonisation.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.

    To lead a project or work alone you must:

    • be a business of any size registered in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
    • operate at the manufacturing site (SIC codes 10 to 33) or data centre (SIC code 63110) in England, Wales or Northern Ireland for which the study is carried out

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 July 2020
    Closes:
    28 October 2020

  • IETF deployment of energy efficiency technologies in industry

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million for grants for energy efficiency projects that reduce fuel bills and carbon emissions.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations.

    To lead a project or work alone you must:

    • be a business of any size registered in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
    • operate at the manufacturing site (SIC codes 10-33) or data centre (SIC code 63110) in England, Wales or Northern Ireland where the project is located

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 July 2020
    Closes:
    28 October 2020

  • Agri-tech catalyst round 10: agriculture and food systems, early stage

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    Your project must include all of the following:

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

    The application must be started by, and the award received by, a partner from the UK.

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 July 2020
    Closes:
    21 October 2020

  • Agri-tech catalyst round 10: agriculture and food systems, late stage

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    Your project must include all of the following:

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

    The application must be started by, and the award received by, a partner from the UK.

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 July 2020
    Closes:
    21 October 2020

  • Agri-tech catalyst round 10: agriculture and food systems, mid stage

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    Your project must include all of the following:

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

    The application must be started by, and the award received by, a partner from the UK.

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

    Open now

    Opened:
    20 July 2020
    Closes:
    21 October 2020

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