Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million to develop technologies to stimulate future products, services and industries
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £1.4m
Opens: 6th Mar 2017
Closes: 10th May 2017
Innovate UK’s emerging and enabling technologies programme identifies and invests in new technologies and the underpinning capabilities that improve existing industries. The aim is to inspire the products, processes and services of tomorrow: those with the potential to unlock billions of pounds of value to industry and disrupt existing markets.
This competition has 4 priority areas:
Innovate UK is looking to fund projects that meet all of the following criteria. Proposals must:
Innovate UK are looking to fund a portfolio of projects. These may include technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development.
Specific competition themes
An emerging technology is one that is still emerging from, or has only recently emerged from, the research base. It allows you to do something that was not possible before or was only possible in theory; because of this, it disrupts existing markets and leads to new ways of improving our lives as well as sources of wealth generation.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a step change in performance and bring a totally new technology sector to market. We are particularly looking to fund projects in:
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a significant development in, or use of, one or more of the following technologies:
This theme covers:
For more information on what Innovate UK is looking for in the areas above, click here.
Proposals must have innovations in at least one of the following areas:
To be eligible you must:
Funding and project types
All projects must involve at least one SME. A business or RTO must lead the project.
Projects should last between 6 months and 3 years. Innovate UK expect projects to range in total costs between £35,000 and £2 million.
Your project may focus on technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development.
For technical feasibility studies and industrial research, you could receive:
For experimental development projects that are nearer to market, you could receive: