UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.7 million to develop innovative technologies for global composites markets with US partners.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £1.7 million
Opens: 29th May 2019
Closes: 21st Aug 2019
Under the UK Research and Innovation Funding for International Collaboration (FIC) the UK and USA are running a joint grant funding competition.
Innovate UK and IACMI have developed a portfolio of composite manufacturing technology priority areas. These are relevant to the UK and the USA. IACMI has selected a number of existing projects that reflect this portfolio. UK organisations are invited to apply to collaborate with these projects.
Your project must show:
To lead a project UK applicants must be one of the following, and involve the other as collaborator:
You must collaborate with a US project team. UK applicants must contact the Knowledge Transfer Network to be put in touch with a US project team.
The lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding. Collaborations must contain a minimum of one UK business of any size and one academic organisation or RTO. Beyond these rules there is no limit on additional collaborators.
For UK partners, subcontracting is allowed for up to 20% of the UK total project costs.
Each partner must carry out the majority of their funded work within the country from which they receive funding. That is the UK for UK Research and Innovation FIC funding and the USA for IACMI funding.
For UK applicants we have allocated up to £1.7 million to fund innovation projects in this competition. This is matched by an equivalent US contribution from IACMI to fund the US project partners.
UK-led projects can have total eligible project costs of up to £1 million with a maximum grant of £300,000 to be shared between the UK applicants.
Projects must start by January 2020 and can last up to 18 months.
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 in your consortium can share up to 50% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation, this maximum will be shared between them.
Innovate UK will not fund projects that: