Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £20 million to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £20 million
Opens: 12th Jul 2018
Closes: 12th Sep 2018
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in the best cutting-edge or disruptive ideas or concepts with a view to commercialisation.
All proposals must be business focused (rather than pure research). Applications can come from any area of technology, science or engineering, including arts, design, media or creative industries, and be applied to any part of the economy.
Proposals can fit into, or be outside of, one or more of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund areas.
Proposals must demonstrate clear, considerable potential to significantly impact the UK economy and/or productivity in a positive way.
Proposals must demonstrate:
Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate realistic, significant potential for global markets.
Proposals are particularly welcome from innovation-based businesses with significant ambition and potential for growth or scale-up.
Where possible, projects should take customer and user needs into account to deliver more desirable and useful solutions.
Projects can focus on:
To lead a project you must:
All projects must start by 1 March 2019.
The lead organisation must claim funding through this competition.
If your project has total eligible costs or duration outside the specified range or duration it will be deemed out of scope and ineligible.
Total eligible project costs must be within the following ranges:
For feasibility studies and industrial research, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
Innovate UK will not fund proposals that do not: