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ISCF Future food production systems
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Energy
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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

Transforming foundation industries
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 £5m
Opens:
October 28, 2019
Closes:
February 5, 2020


The aim of this competition is to bring businesses from different foundation industries (cement, paper, glass, ceramics, metals and bulk chemicals) to work on common resource and energy efficiency opportunities

Scope

Will fund cross-sector and collaborative research and development projects aimed at improving the productivity and competitiveness of the sectors’ companies and supply chains.  The technical scope of the competition is broad, encompassing any resource or energy efficiency activity for the foundation industries. Projects can focus on any part of the manufacturing process, including: feedstock inputs, production and material product development.


Project size

£50k – £500k


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:
January 9, 2020
Closes:
April 22, 2020

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

ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: feasibility studies and industrial research
Sectors
Automotive & Transport
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Electronic, Sensors & Robotics
Energy
General & Miscellaneous
Health & Life Sciences
Manufacturing & Materials
Programme
Award
Share of up to £1m
Opens:
January 13, 2020
Closes:
April 1, 2020


Seeking early-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging that aim to help make the plastic packaging supply chain more circular, deliver targets of the UK Plastics Pact, and improve on current state-of-the-art packaging while still demonstrating practical, close-to-market solutions.


Scope

Proposals must: 

  • Show how your project supports the objectives of the UK Plastics Pact and delivers systemic change
  • Clearly explain how you would reduce the UK plastic packaging system's overall environmental impact


Projects that are across one or more of the following 4 areas are welcomed:

  • Materials
  • Design
  • Technology or process
  • Business model or behaviour change

Project size

£30,000 – £100,000

More information can be found here