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Two million pounds for 3-month feasibility studies for Technology-Inspired Innovation

On January 10th 2011, The Technology Strategy Board wil launch a £2m competition for funding feasibility studies for technology-inspired innovation.   Each study should cost no more than £33,000, last no longer than 3 months and culminate in a short report, and, where relevant, a demonstrator.

Studies need to match at least one of the technology areas outlined in the scoping document, and be aligned to the relevant Technology Strategy Board strategy (see the TSB's most recent Transport Strategy).

Areas of potential interest to Transport KTN members include

  • Advanced Materials, for sustainability, and development and application of advanced materials for secure, clean and affordable energy, supply, distribution and use...in the energy, transport and construction industries
  • Electronics, Photonics and Electrical Systems, for systems design and integration - embedded systems, robotics and autonomous systems
  • High Value Manufacturing
  • ICT, for radically new software-based technologies or approaches to enable intelligent, autonomous or autonomic machine reasoning and behaviour
  • Nanoscale technologies for intelligent transport systems

If your proposal doesn't fit within these, maybe it fits under one of the other 3 other feasilbility studies competition the Technology Strategy Board will be running concurrently with this one:

Responsible Development of Nanoscale Technologies:  Download the flier for more info, visit the website and join the group to keep updated.   

Innovation in Spacedownload the flier for more info, visit the website and join the group to keep updated

Digital Services for Growth: download the flier for more info, visit the website, and join the group to keep updated 

And a reminder of the info for Feasibility Studies for Technology Inspired Innovation:  Download the flier for more info, visit the website and join the group to keep updated.   

 

All competitions have £2m available and are only open to small or micro companies (50 employees or fewer).  Project costs should be no more than £33,000 (TSB will award up to 75% of this).

 

All four have the following key dates:

10 Jan 2011 - competition will open for applications

19, 20, 21 Jan 2011 – competition briefing event. This will be a simultaneous live and webinar event

10 Feb 2011 – competition closes. Final applications in no later than noon.

28 Feb 2011 – Successful candidates informed 

17 Aug 2011 – Final deadline for delivery of reports

Autumn 2011 – ‘Collaboration Nation’ event

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