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Innovate UK funding competitions for January 2016

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 January 2016.

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking Call for Proposals (H2020) 

Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking Call for Proposals

Opens: 17 December 2015

Closes: 17 March 2016

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking has launched the first calls for proposals aimed at driving innovation in railways under Horizon 2020.

The UK Horizon 2020 National Contact Point for Transport, Louise Mothersole, is available to help should you have any questions: louise.mothersole@innovateuk.gov.uk

Full details for 2015 Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking Call for Proposals

Full details for 2016 Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking Call for Proposals

Future retail

Future retail

Award: Up to £35,000 for each business

Opens: 11 January 2016, 00:00

Registration closes: No deadline

Closes: 23 February 2016, 12:00

Innovate UK is offering 5 businesses up to £35,000 (excluding VAT) each to encourage innovation around ‘future retail’, across the themes of food waste reduction, virtual fitting, seamless shopping and enhancing in-store and market experiences.

Full details for Future retail

Surface engineering and coating technologies for high-value manufacturing

Surface engineering and coating technologies for high-value manufacturing

Award: Up to £2 million

Opens: 11 January 2016, 00:00

Registration closes: 09 March 2016, 12:00

Closes: 16 March 2016, 12:00

Investment of up to £2 million in technical feasibility studies to stimulate innovative new concepts and applications in surface engineering and coatings, positioning the sector to identify potential areas for further innovation, and address the challenge areas for future growth.

Full details for Surface engineering and coating technologies for high-value manufacturing

Schools financial health

Schools financial health

Award: Up to £200,000

Opens: 11 January 2016, 00:00

Registration closes: 24 February 2016, 12:00

Closes: 03 March 2016, 12:00

The Department for Education wants to find innovative and practical new ways to engage and enable schools to become more financially efficient, healthy and sustainable.

Full details for Schools financial health

APC5: Driving UK productivity through low carbon propulsion innovation

APC5: Driving UK productivity through low carbon propulsion innovation

Award: Up to £20 million per project

Opens: 11 January 2016, 00:00

Registration closes: 23 March 2016, 12:00

Closes: 30 March 2016, 12:00

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Innovate UK is to invest up to £20 million per project in collaborative research and development funding to support the development of low carbon, low emission automotive propulsion technologies.

Full details for APC5: Driving UK productivity through low carbon propulsion innovation

Detection and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus (SBRI)

Detection and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus

Award: Up to £500,000

Opens: 21 January 2016, 00:00

Registration closes: No deadline

Closes: 21 April 2016, 17:00

This CDE themed competition seeks proof of concept research proposals to develop solutions that monitor, diagnose, treat and restore noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. 

Full details for Detection and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus

Synthetic biology for novel materials (SBRI)

Synthetic biology for novel materials

Award: £750,000 of funding is available for this Phase 1 competition. Up to £3 million will also be made available for Phase 2

Opens: 21 January 2016, 00:00

Registration closes: No deadline

Closes: 14 April 2016, 17:00

This CDE themed competition seeks ambitious concepts to exploit the power of biological systems to make complex materials and the fundamental tools of molecular biology to manipulate such systems.

Full details for Synthetic biology for novel materials

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