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Innovate UK funding competitions for September 2015

Your business could benefit from a wide range of opportunities to get funding for your innovative ideas from Innovate UK.

These are our new competitions that opened in September 2015.

Stratified medicine: connecting the UK infrastructure (SBRI)

Stratified medicine: connecting the UK infrastructure

Award: Up to £10 million

Opens: 07 September 2015

Registration closes: 28 October 2015

Closes: 04 November 2015

Investment of up to £10 million in a two-phase competition to promote the development of new diagnostic products and services for use in stratified medicine.

Full details for Stratified medicine: connecting the UK infrastructure

 

Security for the Internet of Things (SBRI)

Security for the Internet of Things

Award: Up to £2 million

Opens: 10 September 2015

Registration closes: No deadline

Closes: 29 October 2015

The purpose of this call for research proposals is to identify innovative technologies or approaches to meet the security challenges created by the Internet of Things.

Full details for Security for the Internet of Things

 

Analytical technologies for biopharmaceuticals

Analytical technologies for biopharmaceuticals

Award: Up to £4 million

Opens: 14 September 2015

Registration closes: 14 October 2015

Closes: 21 October 2015

Investment of up to £4 million in collaborative R&D projects to address the UK’s need for improved analytical technologies that support the development of current and next generation biopharmaceutical products.

Full details for Analytical technologies for biopharmaceuticals

 

CRACK IT 2015 (SBRI)

CRACK IT 2015

Award: Up to £1 million

Opens: 14 September 2015

Registration closes: 04 November 2015

Closes: 11 November 2015

To replace, refine & reduce (the 3Rs) the use of animals in research

Full details for CRACK IT 2015

 

Brazil–UK collaborative industrial R&D competition

Brazil–UK collaborative industrial R&D competition

Award: Up to £3.4 million

Opens: 14 September 2015

Registration closes: No deadline

Closes: 07 December 2015

Innovate UK and SENAI (the National Service for Industrial Training) of Brazil are to invest up to £3.4 million in collaborative industrial R&D projects that propose new commercial solutions to critical challenges impacting the socio-economic growth and development of Brazil in relation to its energy, water, and waste management.

Full details for Brazil–UK collaborative industrial R&D competition

 

Quantified self

Quantified self

Award: Up to £35,000 for each business

Opens: 14 September 2015

Registration closes: No deadline

Closes: 27 October 2015

Innovate UK is offering 5 businesses up to £35,000 (excluding VAT) each to encourage innovation in quantified self for wellbeing, across the themes of nutrition, older people, younger people, mental health and data capture.

Full details for Quantified self

 

Big autonomous data (SBRI)

Big autonomous data

Award: Up to £2 million

Opens: 17 September 2015

Registration closes: No deadline

Closes: 11 November 2015

This Defence Solutions Centre (DSC) Innovation Challenge seeks research proposals for innovative component technologies and techniques, which address the challenges associated with big data in defence.

Full details for Big autonomous data

 

Chemical decontamination (SBRI)

Chemical decontamination

Award: Up to £300,000

Opens: 21 September 2015

Registration closes: 11 November 2015

Closes: 18 November 2015

The purpose of this call is to address two challenges: 1) how best to decontaminate building materials that have been contaminated with chemical agents. 2) to develop new or improved chemical simulants that will help GDS further improve its capability to verify its decontamination tasks.

Full details for Chemical decontamination

 

Nuisance calls (SBRI)

Nuisance calls

Award: Up to £1.5 million

Opens: 21 September 2015

Registration closes: 04 November 2015

Closes: 11 November 2015

Innovate UK and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport are running a competition of up to £1.5 million to generate new innovative solutions to address the problem of nuisance calls.

Full details for Nuisance calls

 

Advancing the commercial applications of graphene

Advancing the commercial applications of graphene

Award: Up to £2.5 million

Opens: 21 September 2015

Registration closes: 28 October 2015

Closes: 04 November 2015

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are investing up to £2.5 million in technical feasibility studies to target the applications of graphene with the greatest commercial potential.

Full details for Advancing the commercial applications of graphene

 

Software verification and validation for complex systems

Software verification and validation for complex systems

Award: Up to £580,000

Opens: 21 September 2015

Registration closes: 11 November 2015

Closes: 18 November 2015

Innovate UK and DSTL are to invest up to £580,000 in technical feasibility studies to stimulate innovation throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC) while focusing on the verification and validation* (V&V) of two classes of complex systems: cyber physical systems (CPS) and systems with emergent behaviours.

Full details for Software verification and validation for complex systems

 

Reducing pressure on urgent and emergency care (SBRI)

Reducing pressure on urgent and emergency care

Award: Up to £100,000

Opens: 28 September 2015

Registration closes: No deadline

Closes: 17 November 2015

Clinically-led competition which aims to help develop solutions that improve patients’ lives and support NHS efficiency.

Full details for Reducing pressure on urgent and emergency care

 

Solar powered irrigation pump (SBRI)

Solar powered irrigation pump

Award: Up to £800,000

Opens: 28 September 2015

Registration closes: 02 December 2015

Closes: 09 December 2015

The purpose of this call is to develop an affordable solar-powered irrigation pump that can be deployed to developing regions around the world, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa.

Full details for Solar powered irrigation pump

 

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