Technology Strategy Board Competitions
The Technology Strategy Board drives innovation through the organisation and sponorship of various competition programmes.
FP7 lasts 7 years, from 2007 to 2013 inclusive and consists of a total budget of €50bn which is to be spent on ‘research actors’ across Europe, co-financing Research and Development, Research and Technology and Technology Validation Programmes. Grants are allocated on the basis of technology Calls which pull through requirements for future markets, and are subject to a peer review.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is the main UK Government agency for allocating funding for research and training in engineering and the physical sciences, investing approximately £740mn per year in a broad range of subjects, from mathematics to materials sciences, from ICT to many varieties of engineering.
The new Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) programme aims to use government procurement to drive innovation. It provides business opportunities for innovative companies whilst solving the needs of government departments.
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