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Photonics for advanced manufacturing
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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

Novel chemistry to reduce the risk from household products
Sectors
Automotive & Transport
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Electronic, Sensors & Robotics
Energy
General & Miscellaneous
Health & Life Sciences
Manufacturing & Materials
Programme
DASA
Award
Share of £1m
Opens:
May 22, 2019
Closes:
July 3, 2019

The aim  is to reduce the risk of common chemicals used in household and personal care products being used as explosives precursors or precursors for the production of chemical or biological agents.

Scope

The focus for this competition is on substances that are precursors to explosives, chemical or biological agents. Explosive, chemical and biological agents, produced for legitimate purposes, are well regulated and controlled, but there are a range of commercially available products containing precursors which can be used to make homemade versions. Many of these precursors are available on the high street such as in household cleaning or personal care products. Precursors which are easy to extract and concentrate, and that are available in large volumes, are of particular concern.

Project Size

Up to £125,000

More information can be found here

Innovation in global composites markets (UK / USA collaboration)
Sectors
Automotive & Transport
Digital, AI & Machine Learning
Electronic, Sensors & Robotics
Energy
General & Miscellaneous
Health & Life Sciences
Manufacturing & Materials
Programme
Innovate UK / IACMI
Award
Share of £1.7m
Opens:
May 29, 2019
Closes:
August 21, 2019

The competition will focus on collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects, which should result in a new product, industrial process or service. Projects must be innovative, involve a technological risk and target large global markets.

Scope

Innovate  UK and IACMI have developed a portfolio of composite manufacturing technology priority areas. These are relevant to the UK and the USA. IACMI has selected a number of existing projects that reflect this portfolio. UK organisations are invited to apply to collaborate with these projects.

Project size

UK-led projects can have total eligible project costs between £100,000 and £1 million, with a maximum grant of up to £300,000 for UK applicants.