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Innovate UK Smart Grants: February 2019
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Automotive & Transport
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Electronic, Sensors & Robotics
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Programme
Innovate UK
Award
Share of up to £20m
Opens:
February 18, 2019
Closes:
April 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 £20 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)


This competition provides funding for innovation research and development (R&D) from feasibility (including market research), through to technology or prototype testing and development stages up to (but not including) commercialisation.

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, and can focus on feasibility studies, which may include market research, industrial research, and experimental development, if appropriate for the challenge identified and proposed solution.

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.

More information about eligibility here

UK Aerospace Research and Technology
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Programme
Innovate UK
Award
£3.9b programme
Opens:
March 4, 2019
Closes:
March 20, 2019


The UK Aerospace Research and Technology (UKART) Programme represents a £3.9 billion joint government and industry investment to maintain and grow the UK’s competitive position in civil aerospace.

This is an expression of interest competition.

Project scope

Must have a potential application within the civil aerospace sector

Priority areas include: whole aircraft design and integration, aerostructures, advanced systems, propulsion technologies

More information about eligibility here.

Electronics, sensors and photonics for robotics in extreme environments
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 £2m
Opens:
March 11, 2019
Closes:
May 8, 2019

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop reliable extreme environment grade electronics, sensors and photonics for robotics and AI systems. 

Proposals should demonstrate a thorough understanding of whole system design requirements for RAI in extreme environments.

Extreme environments can include, but are not limited to, off-shore and nuclear energy, space and deep mining.

Technologies and innovations include, but are not limited to, sensing and actuation, on-board electronics, radio frequency electronics, power supplies, control systems and task-oriented payloads.

Applications must:

  • include mission-specific performance and regulatory targets
  • show an understanding of the challenge in RAI systems in extreme environments, including the market     specifically addressed in your proposal

Total eligible project costs must be between £25,000 and £250,000.

More information can be found here.