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New £15 Million Enabling and Emerging Technology Competition Announced

Innovate UK are to invest up to £15m in business led, innovative projects to help businesses broaden out innovation activities, to find new sources of revenue from new products, processes or services.

Projects will:

  • harness E&E technologies across the economy
  • develop and scale-up research and development to bring ideas, processes and products closer to availability at scale and commercial release
  • use design processes to understand customer motivations and behavior and use that insight gained to create better products, services and processes

Innovate UK are looking to fund a portfolio of projects that include:

  • technical feasibility
  • industrial research
  • experimental development

Projects must clearly show high-growth, potential innovations in one or more of the following areas:

  • any emerging technology that can demonstrate a step change in performance and the potential to disrupt existing industrial approaches; we are particularly looking to fund projects in energy harvesting, imaging technologies, graphene or biofilms
  • any enabling technology in: satellite applications, electronics, sensors, photonics, digital, Internet of Things (IoT), data, cybersecurity, virtual or augmented reality and distributed ledger technology.

More information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-competition-emerging-enabling-technologies

A series of events are being held by KTN to discuss the competition and to support networking:

Innovate UK Briefing event, London, 30th September

Innovate UK Briefing, Webcast, 30th September

Regional Briefing Event, Manchester, 10th October

Briefing Event, Belfast, 14th October 

Briefing Event, Cardiff, 20th October

Briefing Event, Glasgow, 26th October

Briefing Event, Bristol, 26th October 

 

 

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