UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million in grant funding for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £6 million
Opens: 12th Oct 2020
Closes: 20th Nov 2020
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £6 million to support R&D projects to advance or develop solutions in service robotics for a more resilient future.
Your proposal must:
Your solution should be designed and developed to operate within the constraints of any relevant regulatory environment impacting robotic operations in your chosen sector.
Your project can focus on one or more of the following:
This competition is not funding projects that:
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To lead a project your organisation must:
If you are a large business you must involve one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
Research and technology organisations (RTOs) can lead with prior agreement by contacting customer support by email at least 10 working days before the competition deadline. If the lead organisation is an RTO it must collaborate with at least 2 businesses (one SME, and one business of any size).
Academic institutions cannot lead.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
The lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
Up to £6 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects across the feasibility studies and R&D strands in the robotics for a more resilient future competition.
Your project must:
If your organisation’s work on the project is mostly commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically.
For industrial research projects, 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:
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them.