UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million in grant funding to form consortia to deliver feasibility studies.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £2 million
Opens: 12th Dec 2022
Closes: 25th Jan 2023
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £21 million in innovation projects across two phases of this competition. For this first phase of the competition £2 million has been allocated.
The aim of this competition is to accelerate the adoption of trusted and responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies, by reducing bottlenecks during development and deployment of such technologies.
Your proposal must clearly:
Your project must undertake a feasibility study to:
The consortium you develop in phase 1 must include at least 2 SME end-users of your solution, one research organisation and one large organisation. RTOs can also be part of your consortium and you are encouraged to include them.
Your project must focus on one or more of the following:
Your project must:
You must only include eligible project costs in your application.
Up to 40% of project costs can be spent on consortium building activities, which may include:
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian and Belarusian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian and Belarusian source.
To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered:
More information on the different types of organisation can be found in our Funding rules.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
You can use subcontractors from overseas but must make the case in your application as to why you could not use suppliers from the UK.
Innovate UK are not funding projects:
Innovate UK cannot fund projects that are:
Innovate UK have allocated up to £2 million to fund innovation projects in phase 1 of the competition.
You can request 100% funding for your eligible project costs up to a maximum of £50,000.
For more information on company sizes, please refer to the Company accounts guidance. This is a change from the EU definition unless you are applying under European Commission De minimis.
If you are applying for an award funded under European Commission Regulations, the definitions are set out in the European Commission Recommendation of 6 May 2003.
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.