Innovate UK is to invest up to £4 million in innovative projects that help to speed up the use of compound semiconductors. This is in areas such as power electronics, RF/microwave, photonics and sensors.
They are seeking proposals with large and scalable commercial potential. The aim of this competition is to ensure that UK businesses can respond to market opportunities in compound semiconductors. Projects may lead to future collaboration with the new Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.
Projects are expected to range in size from total costs of £50,000 to £500,000. Projects should last between 6 and 15 months. You must complete the work, and incur, pay and claim for all costs before the end of March 2018.
A business must lead the project. Projects with costs of £100,000 or above must be collaborative.
Full briefing details including scope and guidance can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-competition-compound-semiconductor-applications