Innovation, Research and Development

Apply for Funding to Create a Network of Digital Pathology, Imaging and AI Centres (UK) 19th June 2018

Through the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), hospitals, the NHS, research organisations and industry can join forces to apply for a share of £50 million to establish a network of 5 to 6 centres of excellence across the UK using digital systems and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve diagnosis and deliver precision treatments. Each of the new centres will enable companies, especially SMEs, to rapidly develop, test...

Smart Tracking of Waste: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th June 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £400,000 to develop new digital solutions for tracking waste from its source to its treatment or destination. The Government is to invest up to £400,000 in projects that use digital technology to record and track the movement of waste through the economy. The investment is part of the government’s GovTech Catalyst, which aims to encourage businesses to come up with smart solutions to public sect...

Funding to Use Digital Technology for Vocational Training (UK) 13th June 2018

Grants of up to £300,000 are available for projects that promote the innovative use of digital technology to increase the number of adults accessing vocational learning. The funding is available to larger, more established organisations, including charities, trade bodies and existing learning providers and others in the private sector that have large scale, near to market innovations which demonstrate how the use of digital tech can deliver...

New Fund to Support Social Technology Projects (UK) 4th June 2018

A new grant funding programme to empower a new generation of technology that transforms lives will open in July 2018. Charities and social enterprises will be eligible to apply to a new £0.5 million grant funding programme for early stage ventures. Following the evolution of socially motivated tech grant maker Nominet Trust into Social Tech Trust, the fund - Tech to unite us – aims to empower a new generation of social technology.

New Funding for Technological Solutions to Identify Terrorist Still Images Online (UK) 29th May 2018

Organisations of any size working alone or with others as subcontractors that are able to handle confidential information and pass a counter-terrorism check are being invited to apply for funding to develop new technological solutions to public sector issues specifically solutions for automatic identification, cataloguing and analysis of Terrorist online still imagery. This first call for the new GovTech Fund is for feasibility study research...

Design and Trial Smart Energy and Transport Systems: Apply for Funding (UK) 18th May 2018

Businesses, universities, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations can now apply for a share of up to £41.5million which has been made available to invest in both the design and practical demonstration of new business models that intelligently link supply, storage and demand in heating, power and transport. The funding will help businesses to develop local energy approaches at scale that will create better outcomes...

£17 Million Available to Test Immersive Audience Experiences (UK) 17th May 2018

Creative businesses have until midday on the 1st August 2018 to apply for a share of £17million to test immersive experiences with mass audiences or to develop new ideas for the creative industries. Immersive experiences blur the line between the physical and simulated world. They use virtual, mixed, and augmented reality technologies, haptics and other sensory interfaces coupled with data. There are two parts to the competition. Up to £16mi...

The Infinity Lab – Better World Innovation Challenge 2018 (UK) 16th May 2018

BT Infinity Lab is offering business start-ups and small companies funding of up to £10,000 through the Better World Innovation Challenge 2018. The aim of the challenge is support ideas that make use of technology to improve the lives of others. This may include for example helping single parents juggle childcare with their education, or a service that helps disabled people get more involved in the activities they love. As well as the fund...

Competition for Businesses Developing Low and Zero Emission Technologies Opens for Applications (UK) 3rd May 2018

Proposals are invited from businesses for collaborative UK based R&D projects that significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve air quality. Projects coming forward must focus on technologies directly linked with the long-term development of zero-emission capability, such as motors, batteries, power electronics, hybridisation and alternative propulsion systems. Up to £30million in total is available for projects costing £5 milli...

Zero Power Water Monitoring Challenge (UK / Europe) 1st May 2018

The European Commission is inviting European innovators to come up with solutions based on self-powered and wireless smart sensing technologies, designed for real-time monitoring of water resources. The € 2 million Zero Power Water Monitoring Horizon Prize will be awarded through the EU's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Applications are welcomed from innovators, SMEs and non-profit organisations acting alone or...

UK Space Agency National Space Technology Programme Flagship Projects Call (UK) 26th April 2018

UK Higher Education Institutions, other research organisations (including not for profit organisations), SMEs and industry are invited to apply for grants of £800,000-£1 million to fund space technology research and development projects. Bids must be submitted by 12 noon Monday 9 July 2018 to the UK Space Agency National Space Technology Programme.

Grants Available to Develop Community – University Research Partnerships (West Midlands and London) 19th April 2018

The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) has launched the Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI). Funded by Power to Change and the Arts and Humanities Research Council, CUPI supports community organisations (including community businesses, charities, social enterprises, and voluntary organisations) and university researchers to create trusting and useful research collaborations which benefit all the partners...

Alcohol Research UK Network Development Grants (UK) 13th April 2018

Alcohol Research UK is offering grants of up £3,000 towards the organisation of conferences or events that support the establishment of research networks seeking to develop new themes in alcohol research. The network or conference must be relevant to, or further the aims of, Alcohol Research UK's programme of work. There is no deadline for Network Development awards, however, applications should be made at the planning stage of the event or n...