UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £14 million for demonstrations of innovative technology for UK foundation industries. We have allocated £180,000 for this expression of interest (EoI) stage.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £180,000
Opens: 11th Oct 2021
Closes: 1st Dec 2021
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £14 million from the Transforming Foundation Industries Programme to support projects that demonstrate innovation at an industrial scale.
The aim of the competition is to fund research and development projects that demonstrate future technologies, capable of addressing the resource or energy efficiency challenges of the UK’s Foundation Industries. These will be cross-sector, collaborative, demonstration projects. Your proposal must include significant industry investment.
This is stage 1 of a 2 stage competition:
Your EoI proposal must support a future demonstration of an innovation at an industrially relevant scale, which will develop either:
Your EoI application must outline your intentions for a full stage project including:
The aim of the full stage competition will be to fund demonstrations of future technologies capable of addressing the resource or energy efficiency challenges of UK Foundation Industries.
For the full stage competition, your project will need to:
Innovate UK aim to fund a portfolio of projects, across a variety of:
Your project must focus on one of the following themes:
If you choose to claim funding, your project must:
You can choose not to claim any grant funding for your costs which will not affect your assessment or invitation to the full stage.
If you are not claiming any funding, your EoI application must be submitted with a zero grant request.
You must complete your application with:
To lead a project your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size, or research and technology organisation (RTO)
Academic institutions cannot lead a project.
A business, or RTO can lead up to two EoI applications, but can only lead on one full stage application.
You can use apreviously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Innovate UK are not funding projects for this EoI stage that:
Innovate UK will not award you funding if you have:
Innovate UK has allocated £180,000 to this Expression of Interest (EoI) stage of the competition to fund data gathering projects, that will support a full stage application. We expect to take up to 12 projects to full stage.
You can apply for £15,000 grant at this EoI stage to complete background data gathering and relationship building necessary to create an application for the full stage competition.
If your application is not requesting funding, you must still complete the EoI stage application with the information requested.
Up to £13.6 million has been allocated to fund projects at the Full Stage of the competition.
For your full stage project, your total eligible project costs must be more than £5 million. There is no upper limit to your full stage total eligible project costs.
You must be eligible to claim grant funding of between £2.5 to £3.5 million against your total eligible project costs.
The total grant for the full stage project must be less than 50% of your total eligible project costs.