UK businesses can apply for a share of £3 million to work with Malaysian partners on innovative urban solutions in Malaysia.
Programme: Innovate UK and UK–Malaysia Newton-Ungku Omar Fund
Award: Up to £400k
Opens: 2nd May 2017
Closes: 6th Sep 2017
The aim of this competition is to fund collaborative technological solutions that address one or more of the challenges listed below.
Projects and their outcomes must fit with the official development assistance (ODA) criteria. This aims to boost economic development and have a positive social or environmental effect on the wider Malaysian society.
Challenge 1: urban mobility
Traffic congestion in Malaysia is a problem in most of the country’s major cities, with serious consequences for people’s health and economic productivity.
Consortia are encouraged to bring together eligible UK and Malaysian partners to put forward solutions to urban congestion by:
The solutions should fit one of the following scope areas:
Challenge 2: urban waste Malaysia has experienced decades of intense growth for densely populated areas with large-scale industrialisation. As a result, Malaysian cities need to find new solutions to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill. The current situation has a negative effect on the urban environment, with dump-site pollution spreading to the air and water streams.
Consortia are invited to put forward innovations that help Malaysian cities provide scalable solutions to their urban waste management challenges. Proposals should fit one of the following scope areas:
Challenge 3: urban water management Urban water management presents major challenges in Malaysia:
Eligible consortia are invited to develop innovative solutions that would allow Malaysian cities to minimise the impact of climate extremes. Proposals should also improve safety and ensure adequate water provision for the city population.
The solutions should fit one of the scope areas below:
To be eligible for an award you must:
Funding and project details
This competition is part of the UK–Malaysia Newton-Ungku Omar Fund.
In the UK, Innovate UK have allocated up to £3 million to fund innovation projects in this competition. Innovate UK will fund the UK project partners and PlaTCOM Ventures will fund project partners from Malaysia.
All projects must involve at least one UK business and one Malaysian SME. The project leads must be a business in the UK and an SME in Malaysia.