UK businesses can apply for a share of £1 million for early-stage, human-centred design projects that will determine future R&D activity in immersive experiences.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of £1 million
Opens: 21st May 2018
Closes: 4th Jul 2018
This is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Audience of the Future programme. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to apply for later stage R&D funding from this programme in 2019.
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1 million to fund early-stage, human-centred design projects through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). These will seek to understand customer needs and create new or better ideas for:
Your project must include activities or work packages that:
The 9 sectors in the UK creative industries are:
To be eligible to lead a project you must:
You can work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base or third sector). Only SMEs can work alone on projects.
Collaborative project partners can include:
Your project’s total costs should be between £20,000 and £60,000. Projects must end by 31 January 2019 and last between 2 and 6 months.
Early-stage design projects are classed as feasibility studies, for which you could be funded:
If your project’s total costs or duration fall outside of our eligibility criteria, contact Innovate UK at least 10 days before the competition closes.