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  • Enabling data access in accountancy, insurance and legal services: CR&D

    Apply for a share of up to £3.5 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, to enable data access and innovation in accountancy, insurance and law.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible your organisation must:

    • be a UK-based business, academic institution, charity, public sector organisation or research and technology organisation (RTO)
    • carry out its project work in the UK
    • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
    • be invited to take part by the lead applicant

    To lead a project your organisation must have participated in the Innovation Lab.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    14 October 2019
    Closes:
    20 November 2019

  • Transforming UK construction round 2: MMC, digital and whole-life performance

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million for collaborative R&D projects that improve productivity, quality and performance in UK construction.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    28 August 2019
    Closes:
    30 October 2019

  • Transforming UK construction: demonstrator projects

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £26 million for practical, demonstrator projects in MMC, digital and whole-life asset performance.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone.

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    28 August 2019
    Closes:
    6 November 2019

  • Mechanising and improving advanced therapy manufacture

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £3.7 million for research and development projects to improve manufacturing of advanced therapies. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business, of any size
    • work in collaboration with one or more UK businesses or academic partners

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    27 August 2019
    Closes:
    25 September 2019

  • APC 14: developing the UK's low carbon automotive capability

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    Open now

    Opened:
    19 August 2019
    Closes:
    16 October 2019

  • ISCF Healthy Ageing Investment Accelerator: round 1

    Investors can apply to distribute grant funding from Innovate UK with private equity investment into UK businesses to deliver innovation in the healthy ageing market. Grant funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To be selected as an investor partner you must:

    • be a UK registered equity investor
    • commit to identifying a portfolio of ’healthy ageing’ technology micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises you are willing to invest in
    • demonstrate you have, or can raise on demand, enough capital to equal Innovate UK’s grant and provide the additional follow-on funding

    Open now

    Opened:
    19 August 2019
    Closes:
    6 November 2019

  • ISCF Commercialising Quantum Technologies Investment Accelerator

    Investors can apply to distribute grant funding from Innovate UK with private equity investment into UK businesses to deliver innovation in the quantum technology market. Grant funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To be selected as an investor partner you must:

    • be a UK registered equity investor
    • commit to identifying a portfolio of quantum technology micro, small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) you are willing to invest in
    • demonstrate you have, or can raise on demand, enough capital to equal Innovate UK’s grant and provide additional follow-on funding

    Open now

    Opened:
    19 August 2019
    Closes:
    2 October 2019

  • Connected and autonomous vehicle cyber-security feasibility studies

    UK businesses and RTOs can apply for a share of up to £2 million to define a cyber-physical connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) test facility.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone your organisation must be a UK registered business, of any size.

    Open now

    Opened:
    12 August 2019
    Closes:
    25 September 2019

  • Commercialising quantum technology: large collaborative projects round 1

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £27 million to collaborate on developing quantum products and services. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding you must be either:

    • a UK based business of any size
    • academic institution
    • charity
    • public sector organisation or
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)

    Open now

    Opened:
    5 August 2019
    Closes:
    30 October 2019

  • Commercialising quantum technology: feasibility and industrial research projects round 1

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million for quantum technology innovation projects funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding you must be either:

    • a UK based business of any size
    • academic institution
    • charity
    • public sector organisation or
    • research and technology organisation (RTO)

    Open now

    Opened:
    5 August 2019
    Closes:
    30 October 2019

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