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  • ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: demonstrator projects, round 1

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £12 million for practical demonstrator projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    9 December 2019
    Closes:
    19 February 2020

  • ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: feasibility studies for demonstrators

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £700,000 to develop proposals for practical demonstrator projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:

    • be a UK based business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)

    Opening soon

    Opens:
    9 December 2019
    Closes:
    19 February 2020

  • SBRI: innovation in railway platform end and edge technology

    Opportunity for businesses to apply for a share of £1.08 million, plus VAT, to develop solutions to detect and deter trespass at railway platform ends and edges.

    Eligibility

    Your organisation:

    • can be any size
    • must be from the UK, EU or EEA
    • must carry out your demonstration activity in the UK

    Partners can only be involved as subcontractors.

    Open now

    Opened:
    2 December 2019
    Closes:
    29 January 2020

  • SBRI: innovation in automated survey processing for railway structure gauging, phase 1

    Businesses can apply for a share of £720,000, plus VAT, to develop a demonstrator for automated railway structure gauging processing.

    Eligibility

    Your organisation:

    • can be any size
    • must be from the UK, EU or EEA

    Partners can only be involved as subcontractors.

    Open now

    Opened:
    2 December 2019
    Closes:
    29 January 2020

  • December expression of interest: ATI programme

    The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme provides funding for industrial research and capital projects to encourage innovation in UK civil aerospace.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size to lead a research project
    • be a UK registered business of any size, an academic institution, or a research and technology organisation (RTO) to lead a capital investment project
    • plan to carry out an aerospace research or technology development project in the UK
    • address the requirements of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy
    • sign up to the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) framework agreement

    Closing soon

    Opened:
    2 December 2019
    Closes:
    18 December 2019

  • ATI programme: R&D funding for smaller business, expression of interest

    UK companies can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out industry-led civil aerospace collaborative R&D projects.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    • be a UK registered business of any size
    • work with other organisations
    • plan to carry out a civil aerospace research or technology development project in the UK
    • address the specific requirements of the UK Aerospace Technology Strategy

    ATI will update this strategy in November 2019. Projects which address any new elements included in the updated strategy are also in scope for funding.

    All project partners must sign up to the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) framework agreement.

    Projects in this competition are currently exempt from paying the industrial contribution to the ATI.

    Open now

    Opened:
    25 November 2019
    Closes:
    15 January 2020

  • ISCF TFP science and technology into practice: feasibility studies

    Apply for between £75,000 and £250,000 to test the feasibility of solutions that can transform food production and help the industry move towards net zero emissions by 2040. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    Open now

    Opened:
    18 November 2019
    Closes:
    26 February 2020

  • ISCF TFP science and technology into practice: demonstration

    Apply for between £400,000 and £4 million to demonstrate solutions that can transform food production and help the industry move towards net zero emissions by 2040. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    Eligibility

    To lead a project your organisation must:

    Open now

    Opened:
    11 November 2019
    Closes:
    26 February 2020

  • UK-Israel open collaborative R&D competition 2019

    UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to develop innovative technologies targeting global markets in partnership with Israeli companies.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding from Innovate UK your collaboration:

    • must include at least one eligible business partner from each of the participating countries
    • can include other UK registered businesses of any size
    • must follow the full process correctly

    Open now

    Opened:
    11 November 2019
    Closes:
    26 February 2020

  • Bilateral UK and US offshore wind R&D programme, EoI

    Express an interest in applying for a share of up to £1.5 million from the bilateral Innovate UK and US national offshore wind programme to tackle 9 challenge areas.

    Eligibility

    To lead the UK partners of a project you must:

    • work with a US consortium which intends to apply, or has already applied, to the US competition
    • addresses the requirements of the current NYSERDA solicitation

    The UK partners must include a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), either:

    • working alone
    • or in a collaboration led by a UK registered business of any size or a research and technology organisation (RTO)

    Open now

    Opened:
    4 November 2019
    Closes:
    15 January 2020

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