R&D Grant Funding Calls
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The calls listed below are not exhaustive. So, tell us about your technology, as we can often find the perfect competition for your business.
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Manufacturing & Materials
Health & Life Sciences
UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19
Programme:
UKRI
Opens:
Closes:
Proposals are invited for short term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Defence and Security
Open call: Integrate information and physical activity across all domains
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
30/7/2020
Closes:
DASA are seeking proposals which provide field communication capabilities that are resistant to attack but continue to perform if degraded and are secure.
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Defence and Security
Open call: Delivering agile command and control
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
30/7/2020
Closes:
DASA are looking for proposals which promote a shift from more traditional chains of command to more dynamic, lateral networks, with greater delegation of authority and allow exploitation of relevant information at speed.
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Defence and Security
Open Call: Operate and deliver effects in contested domains
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
30/7/2020
Closes:
DASA seek novel ideas which could be used by the UK Armed Forces to operate and deliver effects in contested domains.
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Defence and Security
Open Call: Skills, knowledge and experience
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
30/7/2020
Closes:
DASA are seeking proposals which exploit novel contracts and employment models and consider that individuals may need to learn new skills many times in their careers.
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Defence and Security
Open Call: Simulating future battlespace complexity
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
30/7/2020
Closes:
Funding to create more effective training environments through the use of simulation and synthetic environments which will enable more frequent training, greater challenge and greater availability.
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Defence and Security
Open Call: Reduced-burden area biosurveillance
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
30/7/2020
Closes:
Biosurveillance enables us to more rapidly detect Biological Warfare Agent incidents. DASA are looking to identify technologies to provide static detection at sentry points or to be deployed as a networked system.
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Energy
Deployment of energy efficiency technologies in industry
Programme:
BEIS
Opens:
20/7/2020
Closes:
28/10/2020
Provision of grants to improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes.
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Energy
Industrial energy efficiency and decarbonisation studies
Programme:
BEIS
Opens:
20/7/2020
Closes:
28/10/2020
Funding to help industrial companies to reduce the costs and risks of either industrial energy efficiency or decarbonisation technologies.
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Energy
Manufacturing & Materials
ISCF Transforming foundation industries: Building a resilient recovery
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
3/8/2020
Closes:
4/11/2020
Projects must focus on resource or energy efficiency in the foundation industries.
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Health & Life Sciences
Healthy Ageing: Investor Partnership Programme
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
7/9/2020
Closes:
4/11/2020
Investors can apply to partner with Innovate UK to align their investments with up to £12 million grant funding in UK registered SMEs delivering innovation in the healthy ageing market.
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Covid
Innovation Continuity Loans (Strand 2)
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
1/10/2020
Closes:
4/11/2020
Looking to support highly innovative late stage projects with a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact.
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Automotive & Transport
Using Geospatial Data To Solve Transport Challenges (Phase 1)
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
29/9/2020
Closes:
4/11/2020
Grant funding to identify innovative geospatial solutions to current transport challenges and enable the future of mobility.
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General & Misc
Sort and segregate nuclear waste (Phase 1)
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
17/8/2020
Closes:
11/11/2020
Funding to develop an autonomous and integrated toolkit to sort and segregate radioactive waste generated by nuclear decommissioning activities.
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Defence and Security
Advancing Less Lethal Weapons
Programme:
DASA
Opens:
20/8/2020
Closes:
15/11/2020
Advancing Less Lethal Weapons seeks proposals for innovative technologies that can temporarily stop a violent or armed subject to prevent the escalation of conflict or destruction of property.
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Health & Life Sciences
Next generation home vision testing
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
21/9/2020
Closes:
18/11/2020
Organisations can apply for a share of £100,000 inclusive of VAT, to develop remotely deployed vision testing.
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Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Energy
Modernising Energy Data Applications (Phase 1)
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
12/10/2020
Closes:
18/11/2020
This competition aims to develop data applications that address the challenges faced by organisations and individuals to deliver net zero local energy systems.
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Automotive & Transport
Helping SMEs Innovate In Aerospace (Autumn 2020)
Programme:
NATEP
Opens:
5/10/2020
Closes:
18/11/2020
Helping SMEs to develop their own innovative technologies. These should enhance their capabilities and increase their ability to win new business in the civil aerospace sector.
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Energy
Smart
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
28/8/2020
Closes:
25/11/2020
Innovate UK is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused.
Automotive & Transport
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5G enabled road and rail transport trials in the West Midlands
Programme:
Opens:
15/9/2020
Closes:
2/12/2020
Seeking innovation projects to improve road and rail operational efficiency, provide better-connected transport or improve traveller experience.
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Health & Life Sciences
i4i Product development award (call 21)
Programme:
NIHR
Opens:
20/10/2020
Closes:
9/12/2020
Supporting R&D of medical devices, active implantable devices and in vitro diagnostic devices. Grant funding to advance or clinically validate prototype medical devices, technologies or interventions.
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Energy
Automotive & Transport
Faraday Battery Challenge (Innovation R&D)
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
28/9/2020
Closes:
9/12/2020
Funding to support innovation in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for the propulsion of electric vehicles.
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Health & Life Sciences
AI Supporting Early Detection and Diagnosis in Heart Failure Management (Phase 1)
Programme:
SBRI
Opens:
12/10/2020
Closes:
9/12/2020
The aim is to develop a system that can provide accessible, timely and accurate data on heart failure from healthcare information which is routinely collected in primary and secondary care.
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Energy
Automotive & Transport
Faraday Battery Challenge (Feasibility studies)
Programme:
Innovate UK
Opens:
28/9/2020
Closes:
21/12/2020
Funding to support innovation in the design, development and manufacture of batteries for the propulsion of electric vehicles.
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General & Misc
ESA Space Solutions - Business Applications - Call for Proposals
Programme:
ESA Space Solutions
Opens:
1/1/2020
Closes:
31/12/2020
The goal of this activity is for the business to develop a new commercial service that utilises one or more space asset(s) (e.g., Satellite Navigation, Satellite Telecommunication, Earth Observation, Space Weather, Space Technologies).
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