UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to develop innovative proposals with Japan and other EUREKA participating members.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £1 million
Opens: 8th Jun 2020
Closes: 10th Sep 2020
EUREKA, in partnership with NEDO (Japan), announce a Global Stars funding competition for research and development (R&D) projects under the EUREKA programme.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing £1 million to fund UK businesses leading collaborative research and development (R&D) projects.
Projects should result in a new product, industrial process or service, be innovative and involve a technological risk.
The aim of this competition is to support innovative proposals developed between the UK, Japan and other EUREKA participating members.
Your collaborative R&D proposal must demonstrate:
To lead a project your organisation must:
Organisations from other EUREKA participating members must meet the funding and eligibility conditions of their respective national funding bodies. These will be provided in the competitions page on the EUREKA website, which will be published when this competition opens.
The consortium must include at least 2 businesses that are independent from each other:
In addition to the UK lead, the collaboration can also include other UK registered businesses of any size and UK registered research organisations.
Research organisations cannot lead or work alone. They must be able to show how they will exploit the results of the project to grow the wider sector in the UK.
This competition will not fund projects that:
Up to £1 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition.
Organisations whose main activity is commercial or economic must make sure that the outcomes of the project such as intellectual property do not help gain a selective advantage in the market. This includes organisations that typically act non-economically but for the purpose of this project will be undertaking commercial or economic activity.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
Eligible project costs are defined in the project costs guidance.
Your project must:
Your project start date is dependent on the national funding procedures of the participating members national funding body involved in the selected projects.
Projects must be collaborative.
If your project’s total costs or duration fall outside of our eligibility criteria, you must provide justification by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 days before the competition closes. Innovate UK will decide whether to approve your request.