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Emerging and Enabling Technologies funding round-up

Posted on 14/08/2019

Find out about the latest funding calls of relevance to the Emerging and Enabling Technologies sectors. Updated 13th of August, 2019.

The funding landscape can be complex, so KTN’s Emerging and Enabling Technologies teams have created a list of some of the latest relevant funding calls for the Emerging Technologies, Quantum and Position and Navigation and Timing (PNT) sectors, as well as for the Electronics, Photonics, Sensors and ICT ones.

The teams will be happy to help if you wish to find out more about these or other funding opportunities, need help to find collaborative partners or are seeking advice on how to apply for funding. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Commercialising quantum technology: large collaborative projects round 1

Registration opens: 05.08.19. Closing date: 30.10.19.

Award: The project’s total eligible costs must be between £2 million and £10 million. Up to 70% of project costs can be covered.

Organisation: Funded through the Quantum Commercialisation programme of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF)

The aim of the competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK through the investment of up to £27 million in innovation projects. Projects should focus on one or more of the following technical challenges: connectivity, situational awareness and computing.

The projects must exploit second-generation quantum techniques.

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Commercialising quantum technology: feasibility and industrial research

Registration opens: 05.08.19. Closing date: 30.10.19.

Award: The project’s total eligible costs must be below £500,000 or  £50,000 for market research projects. Up to 70% of project costs can be covered.

Organisation: Funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF)

The aim of the competition is to advance the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK. This is achieved through the investment of up to £6 million in innovation projects which address one or more of the following technical challenges: connectivity, situational awareness and computing. Projects must exploit second-generation quantum techniques and demonstrate how the technology will contribute towards the commercialisation of quantum technologies in or from the UK.

Applications can be single or collaborative and must be led by a business. All applications must include a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).

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Enabling integrated diagnostics for early detection

Registration opens: 23.07.19. Closing date: 25.09.19.

Award: The maximum grant your consortium can apply for is £3.5 million. The total eligible project costs for each consortium, including industry contributions and any other co-funding, must not exceed £10 million.

Organisation: UKRI, ISCF, Cancer Research UK

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) has a programme in data to early diagnosis and precision medicine. The programme is led by Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council (MRC), part of UK Research and Innovation. Innovate UK will invest up to £17 million in the research, development and evaluation of integrated diagnostic solutions. An additional investment of up to £3 million is available for oncology-focused projects from Cancer Research UK.

This competition aims to accelerate the development of innovative diagnostic tools and technologies by multi-disciplinary and cross-sector consortia.

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Enabling data access in accountancy, insurance and legal services

Registration opens: 01.07.19. Closing date: 04.09.19.

Award: Any project developed at the Innovation Lab can have a maximum grant of £1.5 million.

Organisation: Innovate UK

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £3.5 million to develop responsible data access or sharing methods in the accountancy, insurance and legal services sectors. These will enable the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and data technologies.

Individuals can apply to take part in a 3-day residential Innovation Lab on behalf of their organisation. The Innovation Lab will run from 14 to 16 October 2019. The participants will work together to develop collaborative proposals for research and innovation projects.

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Open Call: SMARTEEs (SMART Emerging Electronics Servicing DIH)

Registration opens: 18.12.17. Closing date: 20.09.19.

Award: Share of €165k.

Organisation: Horizon 2020

SmartEEs is a European acceleration program. It is looking for innovative companies (start-ups, SMEs or mid-cap businesses) that are interested in integrating flexible electronics technologies to diversify their activity and develop new products or services. If you have an idea, but need technologies, expertise and resources, SmartEEs could help you.

Businesses can apply for a share of €165k to discover and review more than 35 flexible electronics technologies. Qualifying activities have to be related to industrial and societal adoption of new digital products, services and business models enabled by flexible electronics technologies.

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Driving the electric revolution: Strand 1

Registration opens: 29.07.19. Closing date: 25.09.19.

Award: The project’s total eligible costs for strand 1 must be between £1 million and £3 million, with 50% being match-funded. Up to 70% of the share of project costs can be funded.

Organisation: Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £19 million across 2 strands in innovation projects to support the creation, development and scale-up of supply chains in power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) in the UK. This is the first competition as part of a new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Driving the Electric Revolution. The aim is to support the transition towards a low carbon future in transport, energy and industry. This competition will fund business-led projects that enable electrification through the development of UK supply chains for PEMD.

Your proposal should clearly state how your project will develop PEMD supply chains in the UK. This can be by filling gaps in current UK based supply of PEMD components or scaling up existing supply chains through innovation.

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Driving the electric revolution: Strand 2

Registration opens: 29.07.19. Closing date: 25.09.19.

Award: The project’s total eligible costs for strand 2 must be between £250,000 and £1 million, with 50% being match-funded. Up to 70% of your share of project costs can be funded.

Organisation: Innovate UK

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £19 million across 2 strands in innovation projects to support the creation, development and scale-up of supply chains in power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) in the UK. This is the first competition as part of a new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Driving the Electric Revolution. The aim is to support the transition towards a low carbon future in transport, energy and industry. This competition will fund business-led projects that enable electrification through the development of UK supply chains for PEMD.

Your proposal should clearly state how your project will develop PEMD supply chains in the UK. This can be by filling gaps in current UK based supply of PEMD components or scaling up existing supply chains through innovation.

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Advanced Vision for 2020 and Beyond: Electro-Optics and Infrared

Registration opens: 01.08.2019

Award: Up to £2.5m total funding

Organisation: Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)

Electro-Optic and Infrared (EOIR) sensors are a key military capability used for surveillance, reconnaissance, target acquisition, threat warning, target detection and more. A particularly important attribute of EOIR sensors is high image resolution, which is critical for accurate identification of objects of interest. The ever evolving nature of military operations means that we wish to invest in novel and resilient technologies that can function in contested/congested environments, that will extend the range, lower the cost and size, and expand the range of targets that can be addressed by EOIR sensors.

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition, run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), aims to develop and demonstrate a number of novel technologies or applications in the area of EOIR to address the future need for highly capable and affordable sensors.

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Competition: The Invisible Battlespace Phase 2

Registration opens: 09.07.19. Closing date: 09.09.19.

Award: Up to £330,000 per project

Organisation: Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)

This Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Phase 2 competition seeks proposals to understand the benefits that innovative technologies can bring to military front-line capabilities, in applications across the contested/congested electromagnetic space.

The products developed through this call need to enable defence and security to effectively conduct electromagnetic operations across the air, land (urban and rural), sea, space and cyber domains.

Up to £1 million of funding is available for Phase 2. You do not need to have been a Phase 1 applicant to apply. Further funding may be available for future phases.

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Department for Transport (DfT) funding

29 July: Expression of Interest (EoI) submission open
8 September: EoI submission closed
9 September – 20 October: EoI assessment

Award: Up to £250K, with a mix of funding levels to support a range of readiness levels.

In January 2019 the government published Maritime 2050, a strategic vision for the future of the maritime sector. The Clean Maritime Plan is the Environment Route Map of Maritime 2050, setting out in more detail how Government sees the UK’s transition to a future of zero-emission shipping. To support this, the Department for Transport (DfT), is launching an innovation call of £1M called the Clean Maritime Innovation Call. The call will fund technology, process innovations or services within mid-TRL (TRL 3-7) that offer significant improvements to systems, timings, processes or technology for clean maritime services and operations. £1M is available for competition. This call is administered by MarRI-UK.

This is an Expression of interest (EOI) competition. There are 2 (two) stages and the whole process takes at least 7 (seven) months.

Expression of Interest (EoI): opens for 6 weeks and is reviewed by MarRI-UK only.
Full proposal: invite-only, if successful in the expression of interest stage.

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