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Funding for Mexico-UK Industrial R&D Collaborations

Would you like to find out more about funding for collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation across three sectors that underpin future Mexican socio-economic growth?

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), on behalf of Innovate UK and CONACyT-Mexico, is organising a partnering webinar, a visit to Mexico, and providing an online partnering tool to help UK and Mexican participants to develop collaborative partnerships and apply for funding.

 

About the Funding

Innovate UK and CONACyT - Mexico have launched the £6M “Mexico-UK Newton Fund Collaborative Industrial R&D Competition” to foster partnerships between Mexico and the UK for the joint research and development of innovative products, processes or services that meet critical challenges existing in Mexico. It is expected that the results of the projects have a high socio-economic impact in Mexico within 1-2 years.

The competition will support the following sectors:

  • Energy
  • Health
  • Agri-tech


Please click here for more information about this competition


Partnering Webinar, 28th September 2015 (15:00 - 17:00)

To help UK and Mexican participants interested in this competition to meet and develop collaborative partnerships KTN, on behalf of Innovate UK and CONACyT-Mexico, is organising a partnering webinar on 28 Sep 2015 from 15.00 – 17.00 UK time (09.00 - 11.00 Mexico time).

Please click here to register for the webinar


Apply to pitch your project ideas or technology offerings: 

Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their project ideas or technology offerings during the webinar to help find partners. If you want to do a 3 minutes pitch, please indicate this on your registration form and use our two-slide presentation template.

The deadline for submitting your pitch presentation to rhianna.oliver@ktn-uk.org is 23 Sep 2015.

Note: The language for the webinar and pitches will be English.

Please click here to download the Pitch Template

 

Online Partnering Tool

To further support online brokerage and consortia building for this call, the KTN has set up Meeting Mojo Mexico–UK Newton Fund online partnering platform.
 
This partnering tool works as a database where parties interested in finding partners can upload a non-confidential summary of their proposed project/idea. Once you have registered you can access this database and contact potential registered partners using the button “Send Message” that can be found in each individual profile.

Please click here to access the Online Partnering Tool

 

Visit to Mexico, 22nd-27th November 2015

To help UK and Mexican participants interested in this competition to meet and develop collaborative partnerships KTN, on behalf of Innovate UK and CONACyT, is organising a visit for UK stakeholders to Mexico on 22-27 Nov 2015, inclusive of travel time.

The visit will include networking and partnering events, R&D collaboration briefings specific to Mexico, meetings and visits to companies, research centres and government bodies in Mexico.

To register your interest please download and complete the application form and send it to gabriela.juarezmartinez@ktn-uk.org no later than Friday 9th October 2015.

  
Please click here to download the Application Form

 

Got a Question?

For any specific questions about the competition, UK participants please contact Daniel Gosling: Daniel.Gosling@innovateuk.gov.uk

For any questions related to this webinar please contact Gabriela Juarez Martinez: gabriela.juarezmartinez@ktn-uk.org

 

This investment from the UK side has been made possible through the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills-managed Newton Fund.
 

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