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Up to £2M funding for Tech Inspired Innovation - find out more at one of our briefing events

The opening of this competition and the related briefing events have been delayed so that Innovate UK can take account of the recent announcements in the Comprehensive Spending Review.

 

KTN is hosting briefing events for the forthcoming Technology Inspired Innovation - Feasibility Studies Competition 2016:

These briefing events are an opportunity to find out about the specific funding rules and scope of this competition, find out how the KTN can support your application and ask questions of the lead technologists in each of the 4 technologies.

 

About the competition

The opening of this competition and the related briefing events have been delayed so that Innovate UK can take account of the recent announcements in the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas that underpin future UK growth: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communication technology (ICT).

The aim of this competition is to ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are equipped to respond to market opportunities across a range of economic sectors.

They are seeking proposals that will kick-start the delivery of genuinely new products and services, with substantial and scalable commercial potential.

Projects must be led by a small or micro company, working either alone or in collaboration with one other small or micro company.

Companies could receive up to 70% of their eligible project costs.

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Competition scope

Technical feasibility studies must be closely aligned with one or more of the likely specific areas of the 4 technologies below. Projects that can deliver across areas are especially encouraged but applicants should identify a lead area to aid assessment.

Projects should focus on early-stage technical opportunities. They should entail a significant level of technical risk and require companies to carry out most, if not all, research in-house.

  • Advanced Materials: Materials modelling, energy generation, the circular economy, ICT or healthcare

  • Biosciences: Synthetic biology, computational systems biology, characterisation and discovery, biobased and sustainable solutions and naturally inspired

  • Electronics, sensors and photonics (ESP): Photonics, sensor systems, plastic electronics, electronic systems and power electronics

  • Information and communication technologies (ICT): Data exploration, simpler user experiences, distributed computing systems, and advanced modern software engineering

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Webinar on funding opportunities for Industrial Biotech & SynBio

This KTN webinar provided an update on the upcoming funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology & synthetic biology, with particular focus on the remit of each competition and where applications are likely to fit best. 

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