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Photonics for advanced manufacturing
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Automotive & Transport
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Programme
Eureka / Innovate UK
Award
Share of £2m
Opens:
March 25, 2019
Closes:
July 15, 2019

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop photonic technologies in partnership with organisations from EUREKA countries

Scope

This EUREKA competition specifically addresses photonic technologies (e.g., laser machining, additive manufacturing, photonic curing etc.) in order to improve both products and processes.  

Projects must include at least one partner from one of the participating countries of the EUREKA Network in Photonics (Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Poland and Switzerland).

Project size

£750,000 – £2m

You can find out more here

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