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Innovate UK funding competitions for February 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 and February 2016.

New vaccines for global epidemics: development and manufacture

 New vaccines for global epidemics

Opens: 29 February 2016

Registration closes: 27 April 2016

Closes: 4 May 2016

The Department of Health is to invest up to £10 million in two competition streams in line with the priorities identified by the UK Vaccine Network.

See full New vaccines for global epidemics: development and manufacture competition

 

North Wales photonics Launchpad

 North Wales Launchpad

Opens: 22 February 2016

Closes: 6 April 2016

Investment of up to £500,000 in innovative research and development projects centred on the emerging cluster of photonics, electro-optics, and opto-electronics businesses in North Wales.

See full North Wales photonics Launchpad competition

 

Detection and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus (SBRI)

 SBRI Detection and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus

Opens: 21 January 2016

Closes: 21 April 2016

This Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) themed competition seeks proof of concept research proposals to develop solutions that monitor, diagnose, treat and restore noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus. £500,000 of funding is available for this Phase 1 competition. Up to £500,000 will also be made available for Phase 2. Funding will be considered on a per-project basis.

See full Detection and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus competition

 

Synthetic biology for novel materials (SBRI)

SBRI Synthetic biology for novel materials

Opens: 21 January 2016

Closes: 14 April 2016

This Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Centre for Defence Enterprise (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. £750,000 of funding is available for this Phase 1 competition. Up to £3 million will also be made available for Phase 2. Funding will be considered on a per-project basis.

See full Synthetic biology for novel materials competition

 

Surface engineering and coating technologies for high-value manufacturing

 Surface engineering

Opens: 11 January 2016

Registration closes: 9 March 2016

Closes: 16 March 2016

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.

See full Surface engineering and coating technologies for high-value manufacturing competition

 

APC5: Driving UK productivity through low carbon propulsion innovation

 APC5: Driving UK productivity through low carbon propulsion innovation

Opens: 11 January 2016

Registration closes: 23 March 2016

Closes: 30 March 2016

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.

See full APC5: Driving UK productivity through low carbon propulsion innovation competition

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