UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £19 million to develop innovations in emerging and enabling technologies or health and life sciences. A further £12 million is available for KTPs.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £1.4m
Opens: 22nd Jan 2018
Closes: 28th Mar 2018
The aim of this emerging and enabling strand is to help businesses to innovate in order to find sources of revenue from new products, processes or services.
To be considered, proposals must:
Where possible, all projects should take customer and user needs into account to deliver more desirable and useful solutions.
Projects costing more than £500k and lasting 2 years or longer must include human-centred research and design activities within the first 6 months of the project. This is unless the applicant can demonstrate an existing, thorough understanding of customer or user needs.
To carry out human-centred design you should:
Where applicable, please consider the cyber security implications in your proposal.
Choose one priority area for your innovation. There are 4 themes for this competition.
To be eligible for funding you must:
The lead organisation must claim funding through this competition. If the project is collaborative, at least one other organisation in the consortium must also claim funding.
All projects must involve an SME. Only an SME can lead projects with costs up to and including £100K.
Project’s total costs should be between £35k and £2m. Projects should last between 3 months and 3 years.
Up to £19m has been allocated to fund innovation projects across both strands in this competition. Up to £9.5m is allocated for strand 2, emerging and enabling technologies. Another £9.5m is allocated to health and life sciences.
Projects with costs:
There is funding available of up to: