Up to £3million in collaborative innovation projects will be invested by Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation including partnerships with:
The aim of this competition is to match the best UK scientists and cutting-edge facilities with businesses that have complex analysis or measurement problems.
Your proposal must describe a measurement or analysis problem where you are seeking a solution to improve your businesses productivity or competitiveness. You must provide an estimate of the value to your business of solving it.
This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition stage. No funding is awarded at this stage.
If you are successful at this stage, you will be invited to brokerage consultations with relevant analysis for innovators (A4I) partners. These will focus approaches to solving your problem. You will work together to propose joint projects to develop solutions.
Successful stage 2 applications will be grant funded, to work with the relevant partner organisations.
This competition is split into 2 strands. These are:
Your proposed project in stage two must:
You must only include eligible project costs in your application.
To apply, your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size,
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
You can use subcontractors from overseas but must make the case in your application as to why you could not use suppliers from the UK.
You must provide a detailed rationale, evidence of the potential UK contractors you approached and the reasons why they were unable to work with you. We will not accept a cheaper cost as a sufficient reason to use an overseas subcontractor.
All subcontractor costs must be justified and appropriate to the total project costs.
You can only make one application in this strand of the competition.
You can only submit a problem once to either strand of the competition.
The aim of this competition is to help businesses address their existing analysis and measurement problems. These are problems that are best explored by scientists and cutting-edge facilities available in the UK.
You must outline what you consider to be the benefits of solving your problem, such as improved productivity or competitiveness.
We will only consider problems that:
You must outline any methods and attempts that you have previously tried to address the problem. Do not propose how the problem should be solved.
Analysis problems cannot be simply software related, for example pure data analysis.
As part of your application you must include a short video, up to 2 minutes long.
You must use Innovate UK Analysis for Innovators (A4I) Video platform to record your video and then provide a link in your application
If we are unable to view your video, your application will be made ineligible.
We want to fund a portfolio of problems, across a variety of technologies, markets, and sectors.
We will not consider problems that are: