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Grant Funding Opportunities

ISCF TFI: large collaborative R&D projects

Description

The aim of this competition is to improve the productivity and competitiveness of foundation industry companies and supply chains, by funding cross-sector collaborative research and development projects.

Your project must work on resource and energy efficiency challenges common to 2 or more of the foundation industries.

  • cement
  • paper
  • glass
  • ceramics
  • metals
  • chemicals

Your project must:

  • further develop technologies to reduce deployment risk and accelerate take-up across industries
  • develop new technologies that, when deployed, would create a step-change in resource or energy efficiency in these industries

SOURCE Innovate UK SECTOR cement, paper, glass, ceramics, metals, chemicals
VALUE £1,000,000 - £2,000,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 11/01/2021
CLOSE DATE 20/03/2021
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Advanced Propulsion Centre: Technology Developer Accelerator Programme Wave 5

Description

We are looking for innovative automotive technology, products and services which:

  • Support zero emission vehicle operation, or;
  • Support the shift to net-zero carbon automotive products

The programme targets Technology Developers (TDs) with early-stage (TRL 2-4) vehicle innovations.

SOURCE Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) SECTOR Automotive
VALUE Up to £135,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 16/02/2021
CLOSE DATE 14/04/2021
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Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 1

Description

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership also a UK registered business to partner with Knowledge partner to recruit 1-2 graduates to work on a project.

SOURCE Innovate UK SECTOR Any
VALUE Typically up to £75,000 per year FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 08/02/2021
CLOSE DATE 14/04/2021
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Farming Innovation Pathways (FIP) – feasibility studies

Description

UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million for feasibility studies to address the farming challenges of productivity, sustainability, and net zero emissions.

SOURCE Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) SECTOR Agriculture
VALUE £75,000 - £250,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 01/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 28/04/2021
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Farming Innovation Pathways (FIP) – industrial research

Description

UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £7 million for industrial research to address the farming challenges of productivity, sustainability, and net zero emissions.

SOURCE Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) SECTOR Agriculture
VALUE £250,000 - £750,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 01/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 28/04/2021
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SBRI Zero emission road freight, supporting uptake of battery electric trucks

Description

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by the Department for Transport and delivered by Innovate UK. It forms part of a £20 million managed programme supporting the transition to zero emission trucks in the UK.

The aim of the competition is to develop an interactive solution to de-risk, aid, and encourage fleet operators to convert to battery electric vehicles.

The solution will be used by public and private fleet operators to understand the strengths, weaknesses, and deployment options around commercially available zero emission trucks.

The solution will also identify the needs and challenges around critical supporting infrastructure, vehicle charging and fleet management.

This is phase 1 of a potential 2-phase competition.

The phase 1 project must include data evaluation, test, and demonstration involving a minimum of ten battery electric trucks.

SOURCE Department for Transport SECTOR Automotive
VALUE Projects can range in size up to total costs of £10 million, inclusive of VAT FUNDING TYPE Procurement
OPEN DATE 22/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 21/04/2021
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Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 9

Description

The Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) is a new programme that aims to establish a competitive and sustainable UK supply chain.

It offers a share of up to £1 billion of funding for capital and associated industrial research projects. This will be to support the industrialisation of a high value, electrified automotive supply at scale in the UK.

This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition. If your application is successful you will be invited to apply to a full stage competition strand when it is published.

In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process. This competition closes at 11 am UK time on the deadline stated.

This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition. You must have a successful application in this competition before you can be invited to apply to the full stage competition.

SOURCE Automotive Transformation Fund SECTOR Automotive
VALUE It offers a share of up to £1 billion of funding for capital and associated industrial research projects FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 29/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 21/04/2021
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Infrastructure solutions for zero emission vehicles

Description

The aim of this competition is to fund innovative infrastructure solutions that support this transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEV) in line with the Government’s transport decarbonisation ambitions.

This competition seeks to support feasibility studies and research and development projects that address one or more of the following infrastructure challenges:

  • improve public residential charging in urban areas
  • improve rural charging
  • improving fleet charging solutions
  • enhance the ZEV user charging experience

SOURCE Office for Zero Emission Vehicles SECTOR Automotive
VALUE Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £300,000 and £800,000. FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 15/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 21/04/2021
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Transitioning towards Zero Emission Vehicles : CR&D

Description

The aim of this competition is to fund innovative on-vehicle solutions that support the transition to zero emission vehicles in line with the Government’s transport decarbonisation ambitions.

In this competition, we are looking for solutions that address one or more of the following challenges:

  • improve ZEV range capability
  • increase adoption of small commercial ZEVs
  • support transition to zero emission for special use vehicles
  • improve ZEV user experience
  • improve sustainability of ZEVs

SOURCE Office for Zero Emission Vehicles SECTOR Automotive
VALUE Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £300,000 and £600,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 15/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 21/04/2021
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APC 18: developing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

Description

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) invests up to £30 million, up to 3 times a year, in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. These are pre-production match-funded projects. In this round APC is investing £25 million.

Your project must concentrate on the automotive market as its primary application.

APC 18 is looking for:

  • projects that support the UK’s long-term capabilities through securing long-term R&D investment
  • projects that can be achieved through its associated supply chain in the design, build and manufacture of zero tailpipe emission vehicles

Your project will preferably deliver both of these, to ensure the UK meets the future demand of vehicle-makers.

SOURCE Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) SECTOR Automotive
VALUE Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £5 million and £40 million and be a minimum of 50% match funded. FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 29/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 05/05/2021
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Zero emission road freight strand 1: electric road systems

Description

The Department for Transport (DfT) will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £10 million in innovation projects.

This investment is for advanced feasibility studies into zero emission road freight. This competition will conduct pre-deployment work for a possible future electric road system demonstration.

SOURCE Department for Transport SECTOR Automotive
VALUE Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £500,000 and £2 million. FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 23/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 05/05/2021
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Zero emission road freight - strand 2: hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Description

The Department for Transport (DfT) will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £10 million in innovation projects.

This investment is for advanced feasibility studies for zero emission road freight. This competition will conduct pre-deployment work for a possible future hydrogen fuel cell truck demonstration.

SOURCE Department for Transport SECTOR Automotive
VALUE Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £500,000 and £2 million. FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 23/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 05/05/2021
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Zero emission road freight strand 3: supply chain technology

Description

The Department for Transport (DfT) will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £10 million in innovation projects.

This investment is for advanced feasibility studies and industrial research in supply chain technology.

Your project can be for the future use of zero emission trucks, including battery electric trucks, hydrogen fuel cell trucks, or trucks which will be operated on an electric road system.

SOURCE Department for Transport SECTOR Grant
VALUE Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £100,000 and £250,000. FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 22/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 05/05/2021
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Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme Phase 1: Lot 1 - innovation

Description

The Biomass Feedstocks Innovation (BFI) Programme has been launched to support the development of innovations that address current barriers to large-scale domestic biomass supply in the UK. Phase 1 is to develop project implementation plans.

Lot 1 is for innovation projects.

SOURCE BEIS SECTOR Biomass
VALUE Upto £200,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 03/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 07/05/2021
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Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme Phase 1: Lot 2 - Multisite Demonstration

Description

The Biomass Feedstocks Innovation (BFI) Programme has been launched to support the development of innovations that address current barriers to large-scale domestic biomass supply in the UK. Phase 1 is to develop project implementation plans. Lot 2 is for multi-site demonstrator plans

SOURCE BEIS SECTOR Biomass
VALUE Up to £5,000,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 03/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 07/05/2021
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Innovate UK Smart Grants: Jan 2021

Description

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused.

Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy, such as, but not exclusively:

  • the arts, design and media
  • creative industries
  • science or engineering

Whilst we welcome projects that overlap with the grand challenge areas this is not a requirement, as we are also keen to support projects in other areas.

SOURCE Innovate UK SECTOR
VALUE £25,000 - £2,000,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 21/01/2021
CLOSE DATE 26/05/2021
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Driving the Electric Revolution: Supply Chains for Net Zero

Description

The aim of this competition is to facilitate the UK’s niche and volume supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD).

SOURCE Innovate UK SECTOR Automotive
VALUE £500,000 - £5,000,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 08/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 02/06/2021
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Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition – Strand 1

Description

The Department for Transport will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £20m for innovative clean maritime and smart shipping projects. The aim of this competition is to support the design and development of technologies for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the UK’s maritime sector as set out in the Clean Maritime Plan and support the transition to Net Zero by 2050.

In this competition we are seeking solutions for all sizes and categories of maritime vessels. Solutions can be suitable for one target size or multiple sizes of vessels. All ports and harbours are in scope, including infrastructure for both freight and leisure.

We strongly encourage projects from around the UK to support boosting jobs and economic growth.

SOURCE Department for Transport SECTOR Shipping
VALUE Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £25,000 and £1,000,000. FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 22/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 02/06/2021
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Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition – Strand 2

Description

The aim of this competition is to support the design and development of technologies for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the UK’s maritime sector as set out in the Clean Maritime Plan and support the transition to Net Zero by 2050.

In this competition we are seeking solutions for all sizes and categories of maritime vessels. Solutions can be suitable for one target size or multiple sizes of vessels. All ports and harbours are in scope, including infrastructure for both freight and leisure.

We strongly encourage projects from around the UK to support boosting jobs and economic growth.

SOURCE Department for Transport SECTOR Shipping
VALUE Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £100,000 and £4,000,000. FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 22/03/2021
CLOSE DATE 02/06/2021
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Proposal for the Longer Duration Energy Storage Demonstration innovation competition - Stream 1

Description

Stream 1 would be for technologies currently at TRL 6/7– aiming to demonstrate the capability of first-of-a-kind energy storage facilities through actual demonstrations in operational environments.

SOURCE BEIS SECTOR Storage
VALUE Phase 1 (Mobilisation): Up to £1 million / Phase 2 (Build and commission): Circe £11 million FUNDING TYPE Grant+E8
OPEN DATE April 2021 (Indicative)
CLOSE DATE July 2021 (Indiicative)
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Proposal for the Longer Duration Energy Storage Demonstration innovation competition - Stream 2

Description

Stream 2 would be for technologies currently at TRL 4/5 – aiming to demonstrate first-of-a-kind energy storage system prototypes in relevant or operational environments. This aims to build a pipeline of longer-duration energy storage systems to be commercially deployed, leveraging the benefits achieved through Stream 1.

SOURCE BEIS SECTOR Storage
VALUE Phase 1 (Feasibility): Up to £50,000 / Phase 2 (Build and commission): Up to £9.45 million FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE April 2021 (Indicative)
CLOSE DATE July 2021 (Indiicative)
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IETF energy efficiency and decarbonisation studies, Spring 2021

Description

This competition aims to support feasibility and engineering studies necessary to enable an investment decision in energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation solutions. This is the second round of the IETF Phase 1 competition.

SOURCE Innovate UK and BEIS SECTOR Any
VALUE More than £30,000 or £50,000 dependent on applicant FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 08/02/2021
CLOSE DATE 14/07/2021
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IETF deployment of energy efficiency technologies, Spring 2021

Description

This competition aims to support the commercial roll out and permanent installation of technologies at industrial sites. This is the second round of the IETF Phase 1 competition.

The Industrial Energy Technology Fund (IETF) will support the onsite deployment of technologies that improve the energy efficiency of an industrial process or processes.

SOURCE Innovate UK and BEIS SECTOR Any
VALUE £100,000 - £14,000,000 FUNDING TYPE Grant
OPEN DATE 08/02/2021
CLOSE DATE 14/07/2021
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