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What is an in-kind contribution?

In-kind contributions are goods or services provided free of charge by a party that is not a member of the consortium and not subject to the terms and conditions of an Offer Letter. The value of...

Can I claim the costs of IP protection?

Patent filing costs are eligible for SME’s up to £5,000 per partner.These should not include legal costs relating to the filing or trademark related expenditure as this relates to...

Can I include Intellectual Property (IP) as an eligible cost?

Existing owned Intellectual Property, Data and Software etc that is valued as an asset may be eligible if the applicant can show that the value has been diminished by the project.

How are pension and National Insurance costs treated and where do I include them?

Pension contributions and other package costs are treated as part of labour and should be included in your labour costs calculations. Employers National Insurance should also be included in the...

How do I add and describe cash contributions?

If you plan to make a cash contribution within your project, i.e. one partner donating cash to another, this should be cost neutral to the overall project finances. The way to show this is for...

Can other public sector bodies (other than the named co-funders for the competition) also provide funding for my project?

Yes. You cannot however apply for funding from them through the Technology Strategy Board and you must make separate arrangements for the funding with the public sector body concerned. Details...

Is funding from EU programmes a permissible source of other public sector funding?

Yes. However total funding from all public sector bodies cannot exceed the limits provided in the Guidance for Applicants document.

How are Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) funded?

A Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) can operate as either an industrial partner or academic partner within a consortium. In addition, there are certain functions that an RTO can...

Who are the co-funders for the competition?

As a general rule, Technology Strategy Board is the primary funder of competitions administered by the Technology Strategy Board. The Research Councils act as co-funders for specific...

Who assesses the projects?

Independent assessors with a range of appropriate and relevant expertise, knowledge and experience in the technology areas concerned and the industry sectors are appointed by the Technology...

Why are the Research Councils co-funding competitions?

The Research Councils have collaborated with the DTI on LINK programmes since the mid 1980's andare keen to maintain this engagement through Collaborative Research & Development now with...

Are there any ethical or health and safety concerns associated with the Technology Strategy Board?

It is important that public concerns about technologies are addressed and any unfounded fears dispelled. For all technology priorities featuring in any competition, project participants will be...

What information is released into the public domain during, on completion and after the project lifecycle?

It is for consortium partners to agree how to manage the public relations aspects of their project. The Technology Strategy Board encourages all consortia to adopt a positive approach towards...

How much information about my application will the Technology Strategy Board make public?

All applications for funding are treated in confidence and no information will be made public during the application and assessment process.   At the end of the application and...

Where and by when am I required to exploit?

The grant offer requires that exploitation of the results of the project must be within the UK or wider European Economic Area (EEA) within a period starting on the Offer Letter date and ending...

Who owns the IP of the project?

IP developed within the project is the property of the consortium. The allocation of rights to this IP should be covered by the project's collaboration agreement. The Technology Strategy...

How big can a project be and how long should it last?

The Technology Strategy Board will give an indication of the size of funding and, where relevant, the anticipated total project costs, for each competition. These details will be outlined in the...

How soon can my project start?

As soon as possible and practical so long as you have received and returned your signed Final Grant Confirmation Offer Letter to the Technology Strategy Board. This is not the same as, and...

What are the Partner requirements for ARTEMIS and ENIAC Joint Technology Initiative projects?

There needs to be at least one UK industrial partner. For UK HEI participation there is required at least one UK industrial partner. Industry does not need an academic or HEI partner in the UK...

What are the Partner requirements for Eranet+ projects?

The Technology Strategy Board is funding UK participation in a number of eranet+ calls. For participation criteria please look at the individual eranet+ projects
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Can small companies include dividends as salary?

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