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Regenerative medicine at the front line
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Programme
DASA
Award
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Opens:
Closes:
December 2, 2019


DASA has identified concerns understanding how the systemic response to severe traumatic injury affects later regenerative capacity, principally focusing on extremity soft tissue.


Scope

The burden of tissue damage associated with severe traumatic injury can lead to a dysregulation of a variety of systems including immune, metabolic and haemostatic responses. Projects should provide a better understanding of this context and what happens to, for example, the viability, production, differentiation and migration of cells involved in repair and regeneration after severe trauma.


Project size

£50 – £350 k


This is an open call, with the next assessment being the 2 Dec 2019

More information can be found here

Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Grand Challenge
Sectors
Automotive & Transport
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Electronic, Sensors & Robotics
Energy
General & Miscellaneous
Health & Life Sciences
Manufacturing & Materials
Programme
Innovate UK
Award
Share of £10m
Opens:
July 8, 2019
Closes:
October 16, 2019

A platform for UK and Malaysian businesses to collaborate on finding solutions to complex societal challenges that exist in Malaysia. Projects must focus on mobility or waste to wealth

Scope

The overall programme will be delivered in 2 phases. Only successful applications from phase 1 will be able to take part in phase 2 (opens June 2020). Phase 1 focuses on collaborative  feasibility studies. This is to help UK and Malaysian businesses investigate a) the interaction between their innovations and b) how feasible a joint demonstration project would be in responding to Malaysia’s mobility and waste to wealth challenges.

Phase 2 (follow on) projects will provide economical and sustainable solutions to be demonstrated in environments that represent real life operating conditions.


Project size

Up to £30,000 (phase 1)

More information can be found here 

Innovate UK Smart Grants
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:
July 25, 2019
Closes:
October 16, 2019

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

Seeking the best game-changing, innovative or disruptive ideas with a view to commercialisation.  
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

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
  • an idea that is significantly ahead of others in the field, set for rapid commercialisation

Projects should take customer and user needs into account to deliver more desirable and useful solutions.

More information about eligibility here

5G Rural Connected Communities
Sectors
Automotive & Transport
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Electronic, Sensors & Robotics
Energy
General & Miscellaneous
Health & Life Sciences
Manufacturing & Materials
Programme
DCMS
Award
Share of £30m
Opens:
August 27, 2019
Closes:
October 25, 2019


This competition aims to spark a tech revolution in countryside communities using the opportunities offered by 5G technology

It will fund up to 10 5G research and development projects to run over the course of 2 years. These projects will trial innovative use cases and technical solutions to build the business case for investment in rural connectivity and explore the capabilities of 5G to benefit rural communities.

Background
A key conclusion of the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review was that 5G creates an opportunity for market expansion in the type of wireless services available and in the number of providers of networks and services. This includes new approaches to spectrum sharing, and new business models for managing access to spectrum, including spectrum leasing and ‘neutral host’ networks.

Scope
It is expected that projects will demonstrate the commercial and wider social value of 5G in several ways:

  • By testing new commercial and technical solutions to improve and accelerate the business case for deployment in rural areas
  • By demonstrating that sector-specific use cases create investment cases for sector-specific operators and technology providers, and demonstrate increased demand for wireless connectivity

Project size
£2m - £5m (10 projects)

More information can be found here

GCRF demonstrate impact in meeting the sustainable development goals
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 £9.3m
Opens:
September 9, 2019
Closes:
November 13, 2019


Seeking  projects with the potential to transform lives in developing countries, through market-creating innovation


Scope

Funding will enable businesses to collaborate with end users and other stakeholders. Together they can demonstrate the potential of new processes, products and services and their associated business models in transforming the lives of people and economies in developing countries. Projects must contribute to at least one of the following sustainable development goals:
1) good health and well-being
2) quality education
3) clean water and sanitation
4) decent work and economic growth
5) sustainable cities and communities
6) responsible consumption and production
7) climate action
8) life below water
9) life on land
10) peace, justice and strong institutions

Project size

Up to £120k

More information can be found here

ISCF Future food production 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 £20m
Opens:
September 17, 2019
Closes:
January 22, 2020


Seeking projects to transform food production systems, improve productivity and sustainability, and help the industry move towards net zero emissions by 2040


Scope

Projects must create integrated, data-driven solutions to drive agricultural productivity as well as target net zero emissions. Projects funded under this competition must address one of the following:
   - the development of new, resource efficient, low emission food production systems
   - the technological and other bottlenecks that prevent existing state-of-the-art systems from supplying mainstream consumer markets


Project size

£1 - £10 m


More information can be found here

Innovation loans
Sectors
Automotive & Transport
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Electronic, Sensors & Robotics
Energy
General & Miscellaneous
Health & Life Sciences
Manufacturing & Materials
Programme
Innovate UK
Award
Share of £10m
Opens:
September 23, 2019
Closes:
November 27, 2019

Loans are for highly innovative late stage projects with the best game changing and/or disruptive ideas or concepts. There should be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact.

Scope

The  aim of this competition is to help businesses overcome barriers to the best cutting edge, game changing innovations becoming a successful commercial reality. This includes making a considerable economic impact and/or resulting  in significant, sustainable business growth.

Projects should last up to 5 years, of which up to 3 years can focus on late stage R&D, and up to 2 more years on establishing a clear route to  commercial success. Loan repayments will be required over a further period of up to 5 years.

Project size

£100,000 to £1m

More information can be found here

ISCF Healthy ageing trailblazers: stage 1
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 £1.5m
Opens:
September 23, 2019
Closes:
November 27, 2019


The aim is to encourage collaborations to develop and demonstrate how products, services and business models which support people as they age will be adopted at scale. This is stage 1 of a 2-stage competition, in stage 2 consortium can bid for a share of £36 million

Scope

The aim is to develop a business plan and demonstrate readiness in order to obtain funding for a stage 2 Trailblazer project.
Themes have been drawn from the Healthy Ageing Challenge Framework, the principal focus is on projects that:
   - Sustain physical activity
   - Maintain health at work
   - Design for age-friendly homes

Project size

Up to £100k


More information can be found here