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 February and March 2016.
Energy game changer
Opens: 29 March 2016
Registration closes: 04 May 2016
Closes: 11 May 2016
Investment of up to £2 million in technical feasibility studies to encourage new entrants to the energy sector and stimulate the adoption of disruptive technologies.
Digital innovation in the sharing economy
Opens: 07 Mar 2016
Closes: 12 Apr 2016
Innovate UK is offering 6 businesses up to £30,000 (excluding VAT) each to encourage innovation in the sharing economy, across the themes of trust, tourism and travel, opening up new sectors, home improvement, construction, and data and analytics.
Clean Sky 2 Call for Proposals (03)
Opens: 10 March 2016
Closes: 2 June 2016
Clean Sky 2 will deliver break-through technologies for incorporation into the next generations of aircraft from 2025 onwards. By spearheading European aeronautics research culminating in demonstrations of game-changing new vehicle configurations, Clean Sky 2 will enable the aeronautics industry to introduce innovations in timescales that would otherwise be unachievable.
New vaccines for global epidemics: development and manufacture
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.
North Wales photonics 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.
Detection and treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus (SBRI)
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.
Synthetic biology for novel materials (SBRI)
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.
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