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20 competitions


  • UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme: fast-track collaborative R&D EoI

    UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out collaborative R&D, collaborative fast-track and feasibility projects that enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace.

    Eligibility:

    To apply you must:

    • be a UK based organisation, of any size
    • plan to carry out an aerospace research or technology development project in the UK
    • address the requirements of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, ‘Raising Ambition’
    • sign up to the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) framework agreement
    • work in collaboration with other organisations

    Open now

    Opened:
    24 September 2018
    Closes:
    5 December 2018

  • UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme: collaborative R&D EoI

    UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out collaborative R&D, collaborative fast-track and feasibility projects to enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace.

    Eligibility:

    To apply you must:

    • be a UK based organisation, of any size
    • plan to carry out an aerospace research or technology development project in the UK
    • address the requirements of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy, ‘Raising Ambition’
    • sign up to the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) framework agreement
    • work in collaboration with other organisations

    Open now

    Opened:
    24 September 2018
    Closes:
    5 December 2018

  • Innovation loans: September 2018 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:

    • be a UK based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
    • carry out your project in the UK
    • evidence that your business is suitable to take on a loan

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    17 September 2018
    Closes:
    21 November 2018

  • IDP 15: the road to zero emission vehicles, large R&D

    UK businesses can apply for up to £4 million to research and develop technologies that accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business, of any size
    • involve at least one collaborator

    Open now

    Opened:
    17 September 2018
    Closes:
    6 December 2018

  • IDP 15: the road to zero emission vehicles, feasibility studies

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to research and develop technologies that accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must

    • be a UK based business, of any size
    • involve at least one collaborator

    Open now

    Opened:
    17 September 2018
    Closes:
    6 December 2018

  • IDP 15: the road to zero emission vehicles, R&D

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £16 million to research and develop technologies that accelerate the transition to zero emission vehicles.

    Eligibility:

    To lead a project you must:

    • be a UK based business, of any size
    • involve at least one collaborator

    Open now

    Opened:
    17 September 2018
    Closes:
    6 December 2018

  • 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

  • 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

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    28 August 2018
    Closes:
    28 November 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

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    20 August 2018
    Closes:
    21 November 2018

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