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Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2019
Sectors
Automotive & Transport
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Electronic, Sensors & Robotics
Energy
General & Miscellaneous
Health & Life Sciences
Manufacturing & Materials
Programme
Innovate UK
Award
Share of up to £25m
Opens:
April 26, 2019
Closes:
July 24, 2019


Smart is the new name for Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme.

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £25 million in the best game-changing or disruptive ideas with a view to commercialisation

Project size 

£25,000 – £500,000 (6 –18 months)

£25,000 – £2,000,000 (19 –36 months)


Your proposal must demonstrate a clear game-changing and/or disruptive innovative idea leading to new products, processes or services.

Projects should be business focused, rather than pure research.

Applications can come from any area of technology (including arts, design, media or creative industries), science or engineering and be applied to any part of the economy.

Proposals must demonstrate an idea that is significantly ahead of others in the field, set for rapid commercialisation.

More information about eligibility here

Detailed designs of smart, local energy systems
Sectors
Automotive & Transport
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Electronic, Sensors & Robotics
Energy
General & Miscellaneous
Health & Life Sciences
Manufacturing & Materials
Programme
Innovate UK
Award
Share of up to £30m
Opens:
May 7, 2019
Closes:
August 7, 2019

Supporting the development of clean, cheap local energy systems that create prosperous, resilient UK communities

Scope

The aim is to create a pipeline of highly innovative, ambitious and investable local energy system designs that will be ready to roll out across the UK in the 2020s.

Proposals must be focused on a specific, named, UK location. The locality must be at least the size of a town but the ambition is to fund ground breaking local energy systems projects up to city or region scale (or equivalent industrial, rural or other area in terms of energy capacity).

Applicants must demonstrate the ambition, expertise and ability needed to drive fundamental change in the energy system of the locality.

Proposals must incorporate a wide range of consumer types and demonstrate a significant change in scale and impact against comparable projects internationally.


Project size

£2m – £20m


More information can be found here

Energy Catalyst Round 7: early stage
Sectors
Automotive & Transport
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Electronic, Sensors & Robotics
Energy
General & Miscellaneous
Health & Life Sciences
Manufacturing & Materials
Programme
Innovate UK
Award
Share of up to £22m
Opens:
June 17, 2019
Closes:
September 18, 2019

The aim of this competition is to support highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector. Projects can last up to 12 months.

Scope

Projects  must encourage the development of products and services that help countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or both regions access secure, low cost and low carbon energy.

They must be targeted at people, public services and local enterprises who are unable to afford or access existing solutions, or who lack the time or expertise to successfully use those solutions.

Proposals must tackle all 3 areas of the energy ‘trilemma’: clean, affordable, security of supply and energy access.

Project size

£50 – 300K

More information can be found here

Energy Catalyst Round 7: mid stage
Sectors
Automotive & Transport
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Electronic, Sensors & Robotics
Energy
General & Miscellaneous
Health & Life Sciences
Manufacturing & Materials
Programme
Innovate UK
Award
Share of up to £22m
Opens:
June 17, 2019
Closes:
September 18, 2019

The aim of this competition is to support highly innovative, market-focused energy solutions in any technology or sector. Projects can last between 12 and 24 months.

Scope

Projects  must encourage the development of products and services that help countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or both regions access secure, low cost and low carbon energy.

They must be targeted at people, public services and local enterprises who are unable to afford or access existing solutions, or who lack the time or expertise to successfully use those solutions.

Proposals must tackle all 3 areas of the energy ‘trilemma’: clean, affordable, security of supply and energy access.


Project size

£50k – £1.5m

More information can be found here

Energy Catalyst Round 7: late stage
Sectors
Automotive & Transport
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Electronic, Sensors & Robotics
Energy
General & Miscellaneous
Health & Life Sciences
Manufacturing & Materials
Programme
Innovate UK
Award
Share of up to £22m
Opens:
June 17, 2019
Closes:
September 18, 2019

The aim of this competition is to support highly innovative, market-focused  energy solutions in any technology or sector. Projects can last between 12 and 36 months.

Scope

Projects  must encourage the development of products and services that help countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or both regions access secure, low cost and low carbon energy.

They must be targeted at people, public services and local enterprises who are unable to afford or access existing solutions, or who lack the time or expertise to successfully use those solutions.

Proposals must tackle all 3 areas of the energy ‘trilemma’: clean, affordable, security of supply and energy access.

Project size

£50k – £5m

More information can be found here