Funding Competitions



Funding Competitions

Here is a sample of some of the opportunities for extra funding which R & T Consultants would like to bring to your attention

*** New Battery Technologies for Electric Vehicles ***

Businesses can apply for a share of £25 million in the Faraday Battery Challenge round 2.  The Faraday Battery Challenge is a £246 million investment which is spread over 4 years.  This forms part of the Governments commitment to support the growth of the automotive industry.

  • competition open date 22 January 2018,
  • competition closing date 28 March 2018

Briefing events will be held in London, Newcastle and Cardiff throughout January and February.

To lead a project you must be a UK based business or RTO;  involve at least one micro, small or SME;  involve at least one other partner;  involve at least 2 other partners if he lead is an RTO.  Businesses could attract up to 70% of their project costs

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*** Emerging and enabling & health and life sciences ***

UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million to develop innovative ideas for new products, processes and services in the fields of emerging and enabling technologies and health and life sciences.

A further £12 million is available in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), this allows businesses to recruit graduates that can help them on an innovation project.

  • Competition open date 22 January 2018
  • Competition closing date 28 March 2018

To lead a project you must be a UK business or an RTO;  you must involve at least one micro, small or SME

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*** Low carbon technology development in the UK ***

UK business can share circa £30 million for collaborative, match funded, late stage R&D projects which advance the growth of low carbon propulsion.

  • Competition open date 08 January 2018
  • Competition closing date 07 March 2018

to lead the project you must be a UK based business;  with a UK based project; working in collaboration with others and be a grant recipient.

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Infrastructure systems – round 3  –  This competition is now closed

UK businesses could apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop innovative solutions to challenges in infrastructure systems.

Competition open date: Monday 10 July 2017
Competition closes: Wednesday 13 September 2017 12:00pm

Innovate UK invested up to £15 million in projects in this competition to stimulate innovation that creates UK business growth in infrastructure systems.



Newton Bhabha UK–India Industrial Waste Challenge 2017  – This competition is now closed

UK organisation could apply for a share of £8 million to work with Indian partners on biotechnology solutions for industrial waste challenges in India.

Competition open date: Monday 5 June 2017
Registration closes: Wednesday 11 October 2017 12.00pm

Innovate UK and Research Councils, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), invested up to £8 million in projects to reduce industrial waste in India.



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