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  • SSPP Future Plastic Packaging Solutions Round 2

    UK registered businesses and organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million for early-stage and mid-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations. To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:

    • business of any size
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • charity, non-government body or not for profit

    Open now

    Opened:
    12 September 2022
    Closes:
    9 November 2022

  • SBRI: Healthy Ageing scaling social ventures

    Organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million, inclusive of VAT, to scale products and services to support healthy ageing.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project, you can:

    • be an organisation of any size that exists to provide benefits to society
    • work alone or with other organisations as subcontractors

    Contracts will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    5 September 2022
    Closes:
    19 October 2022

  • Ofgem Round 2: Discovery – Supporting a just energy transition

    Projects can range in size up to total eligible costs of £150,000, exclusive of VAT.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project, you must:

    • be an Ofgem licensed electricity or gas distribution network, transmission operator, or electricity system operator (ESO)
    • work with a consumer representative group or relevant charity
    • work with a relevant local government entity

    Project directions will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Open now

    Opened:
    5 September 2022
    Closes:
    23 November 2022

  • Ofgem Round 2: Discovery – Preparing for a net zero power system

    Projects can range in size up to total eligible costs of £150,000, exclusive of VAT.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.

    To lead a project, you must:

    • be an Ofgem licensed electricity or gas distribution network, transmission operator, or electricity system operator (ESO)
    • work with an organisation with expertise focused on data and digitalisation approaches
    • work with at least one other network licensee in addition to the Project Lead, an electricity transmission, electricity distribution or electricity system operator network licensee

    Project directions will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Open now

    Opened:
    5 September 2022
    Closes:
    23 November 2022

  • Ofgem Round 2: Discovery – Improving energy system resilience and robustness

    Projects can range in size up to total eligible costs of £150,000, exclusive of VAT.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.
    To lead a project, you must:
    • be an Ofgem licensed electricity or gas distribution network, transmission operator, or electricity system operator (ESO)
    • work with an academic partner or Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) with the appropriate capabilities
    Project directions will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Open now

    Opened:
    5 September 2022
    Closes:
    23 November 2022

  • Ofgem Round 2: Discovery – Accelerating decarbonisation of major energy demands

    Projects can range in size up to total eligible costs of £150,000, exclusive of VAT.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only.
    To lead a project, you must:
    • be an Ofgem licensed electricity or gas distribution network, transmission operator, or electricity system operator (ESO)
    • work with a relevant local government entity
    Additional partners may be required depending on which theme is selected.
    Project directions will be awarded to a single legal entity only.

    Open now

    Opened:
    5 September 2022
    Closes:
    23 November 2022

  • Innovation in Professional and Financial Services – single applicants

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million for projects that develop new products and services within Professional and Financial Services.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants only. To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    5 September 2022
    Closes:
    9 November 2022

  • Innovation in Professional and Financial Services – collaboration

    UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £7 million for projects that develop new products and services within Professional and Financial Services.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only.

    To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size

    You must involve at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

    Open now

    Opened:
    5 September 2022
    Closes:
    9 November 2022

  • Growing Kent and Medway: Collaborative Research and Development

    UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for business focused innovation in the horticultural food and drink supply chain. This funding is from Growing Kent & Medway, a UKRI funded project.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to collaborations only. To lead a project your organisation must:
    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • carry out at least 75% of your project activity in the Kent and Medway (K&M) area
    You must involve at least one research organisation from the K&M area.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    5 September 2022
    Closes:
    19 October 2022

  • Mindset extended reality (XR) for digital mental health: strand 2

    UK registered businesses and collaborative partners can apply for a share of up to £4 million across two strands of the competition. This is for R&D projects that provide digital mental health therapeutic solutions.

    Eligibility

    This competition is open to single applicants and collaborations. To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    2 September 2022
    Closes:
    12 October 2022

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