UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop innovative technologies targeting global markets with Canadian partners.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £5 million
Opens: 11th Feb 2019
Closes: 9th May 2019
The UK and Canada are running a joint grant funding competition under the EUREKA framework. This will support collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects, which should result in a new product, industrial process or service. Projects must be innovative, involve a technological risk and target large global markets.
This competition provides innovation research and development (R&D) grant funding for projects aimed at enhancing industrial productivity. You must focus on one of these 2 themes:
Your proposal must demonstrate:
Theme 1: Enabling Technologies
These are collaborative R&D projects to demonstrate artificial intelligence for design as applied to advanced manufacturing or food production. These projects must use AI to accelerate the design of materials, devices or processes.
Your project can cover:
Theme 2: Enhancing Productivity
These are collaborative R&D projects addressing global competitiveness by improving or adding to products service or process delivery. This can include enabling technologies such as Internet of Things, blockchain and cybersecurity.
Enhanced productivity projects de-risk and integrate technologies into operationally ready pre-commercial solutions. These must address an identified business need in the area of advanced manufacturing and/or food production. While solutions that include AI or machine learning are welcome under this theme, this is not mandatory.
To lead a project in theme 1, enabling technologies, you must be one of the following, and involve the other 3 as collaborators:
To lead a project in theme 2, enhanced productivity, you must be one of the following, and involve the other as a collaborator:
Collaborations under both themes can also include additional UK registered businesses of any size or UK universities.
Your organisation cannot work alone.
Proposals are welcomed from advanced manufacturing businesses, food and drink processors, and automation and artificial intelligence (AI) innovators, including those applying ‘AI for design’ techniques.
UK-led projects can have total eligible project costs of up to £1 million with a maximum grant of £200,000 to be shared between the UK applicants and a maximum grant of up to $300,000 CAD to be shared between the Canadian applicants.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
Your project must start by 1 October 2019 and can last up to 2 years.
Projects will not be funded if they: