UK registered organisations and CanadianSMEs can apply for a share of up to £5.4 million for collaborative R&Dprojects on circularity in critical minerals.
Competition opens: Monday 20 November 2023
Competition closes: Wednesday 3 April 2024 5:00pm
Innovate UK and the National ResearchCouncil of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) arecollaborating to fund innovative projects. A total of £5.4 million has beenallocated, with up to £3.5 million from Innovate UK and up to CA$3 million fromNRC IRAP.
They aim to support collaborative R&Dthrough UK-Canada partnerships to advance the development and commercialisationof circular solutions for critical minerals. Proposals must addresstechnological challenges, have a high innovation potential, and include a planfor future commercialisation. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) andregulatory challenges must also be considered.
Funding type: Grant
UK partners can request up to £400,000 perapplication. Canadian SMEs can receive up to CA$500,000 from NRC IRAP.
The aim is to foster R&D collaborationsbetween Canada and the UK focusing on circularity in critical minerals andtheir supply chains. Projects must focus on one or more of five themes:
They aim to fund a variety of projectsacross different business sizes, technologies, themes, and locations.
Feasibility projects, industrial researchprojects, and experimental development projects are eligible.
Projects they will not fund:
They cannot fund projects dependent onexport performance or domestic inputs usage.