Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in innovation projects. These will be for innovation in digital technologies to reduce environmental impact within manufacturing processes.
The aim of this competition is to develop digital innovations to improve the sustainability of manufacturing processes. This must result in either reduced material or reduced energy consumption.
Your proposal must deliver sustainable solutions through applying digital technology development to manufacturing processes within a production facility.
The Heat Pump Ready Programme, Stream 1, Solutions for High-Density Heat Pump Deployment Competition, aims to design and demonstrate innovative, optimised solutions and methodologies which deliver more cost-effective and high-density deployment of domestic heat pumps.
Through the high-density deployment of heat pumps, BEIS aims to increase innovation and learning about the implications across:
Stream 1 projects’ innovative methodologies should provide:
If you’re a pre-seed founder or founding team focusing on Urban Futures innovation, Huckletree’s 12 week intensive accelerator is designed to supercharge your business and give you everything you need to prepare for raising your seed round. Delivered by experts; serial entrepreneurs, world-class operators and investors with strong ties into the Urban Futures theme, the programme will be packed with learnings and practical knowledge to give you the confidence to launch your business on strong foundations.
The programme is open to innovators in: Smart Cities, the Built Environment, Mobility and Transport, and Energy and Emissions.
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme allows a UK registered business or not-for-profit organisation (which we will refer to collectively as the ‘business partner’ from now on) to partner with a UK higher education (HE) or further education (FE) institution, RTO or Catapult (which we will refer to as the ‘knowledge base partner’).
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million inclusive of VAT, to develop solutions that integrate climate and environmental factors in the financial services industry.
The Automotive Transformation Fund (ATF) is an Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) programme that aims to establish a competitive and sustainable UK supply chain.
It offers a share of up to £1billion 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.
We are looking for collaborative, pre-production research and development (R&D) projects that:
Projects must look to fulfil both these criteria to ensure the UK meets the future demand of vehicle-makers.
APC is seeking proposals from single organisations or consortiums for business case feasibility studies up to the value of £1 million.
These feasibility studies must produce a decision-ready business case, in preparation for projects which will develop large scale manufacturing facilities in the UK.
The resulting projects must support the UK automotive industry in:
Scotland’s low carbon transport market is growing rapidly, which opens many new opportunities for businesses. If you’re looking to develop solutions that decarbonise transport, Scottish Enterprise and Cenex can provide support with Market Analysis and Technical Due Dilligence.
This support is available to a wide range of companies in Scotland. It’s for:
Smart is Innovate UK’s ‘open grant funding’ programme.
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.
Innovate UK secured an uplift in funding in the 2021 spending review, which will enable us to provide an improved range of funding and business support from April 2022. This round of the competition will be the last in the current format.
Future rounds of the Smart grant will be more focused on supporting proposals from UK based innovative businesses that are destined for early, successful commercialisation, growth and exports.
Applications can come from any area of technology and be applied to any part of the economy, such as, but not exclusively:
IETF Phase 2: Spring 2022 opens to applications on 31 January 2022 and provides up to £60 million of grant funding for the following project types:
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.
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.