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.
£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
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.
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.
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.
Total eligible project costs must be between £25,000 and £250,000.
More information can be found here.