Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies are those technologies that are still largely held by the research base or in recently formed start-up companies. However, these technologies are disruptive and can offer a step-change in efficiency or functionality over existing products. We have a broad remit, with projects involving the quantum sciences, medical technologies, infrastructure and transport; all involving early-stage technologies at a lower than usual TRL.

Emerging Technologies are those technologies that are still largely held by the research base or in recently formed start-up companies. However, these technologies are disruptive and can offer a step-change in efficiency or functionality over existing products. We have a broad remit, with projects involving the quantum sciences, medical technologies, infrastructure and transport; all involving early-stage technologies at a lower than usual TRL.

We work with the innovators – either in business or academia, and those with an eye on future challenges and technologies.

We want to hear from people with ideas that can offer solutions to problems that others think are impossible to solve. We also want to hear from you if you want to think about challenges that are beyond your current roadmap.

Whether you are an innovator with a new concept, or you have an interest in meeting tomorrow’s challenges, we can connect you to people who can help. We can link you with potential end-users, guide you to sources of funding and tell you about technologies that you may not have come across previously.

Our current focus

Quantum-enabled devices present a huge market opportunity for the UK. These technologies could transform a range of sectors including transport, healthcare, infrastructure, ICT, telecommunications and defence.

From bioelectronic medicine that treat chronic diseases, to brain-computer interfaces that help stroke rehabilitation, neurotechnology will play an increasingly important role in meeting some of the challenges of an ageing society.

In the past biomimicry or biomimetics started from simple imitation of natural organisms. Over time, it has evolved through integration and combination with modern science and engineering to help us discover new materials, applications, and alternative ways of production.

Current Emerging Technologies funding opportunities

TechX Clean Energy Accelerator

Opens: 01/08/2022 Closes: 09/10/2022

TechX’s Clean Energy Accelerator is an intensive 15-week programme for 12 innovative clean energy start-ups with clear potential to significantly accelerate the transition to an affordable net zero energy industry.

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The Defence Technology Exploitation Programme

Opens: 08/08/2022 Closes: 31/12/2023

The Defence Technology Exploitation Programme (DTEP) aims to inspire companies to win new business, develop industrial capabilities, and provide new cutting-edge answers to defence problems at home and abroad, ensuring the UK expands its competitive, pioneering and world-class defence and security i

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iX Challenge: Novel Sensor Payloads for Asset Inspection Drones

Opens: 05/08/2022 Closes: 14/10/2022

The Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside Futureworx to find novel sensors and/or data processing techniques that can be deployed in scenarios offering relatively low Size-Weight-Power-Cooling (SWAPC) budgets. These will initially be aimed at demanding industrial environments, such as t

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iX Challenge: Electrochemical Ammonia Production

Opens: 30/08/2022 Closes: 07/10/2022

The KTN Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside MVM Group, looking to engage innovators and innovative companies that can provide an electro-chemical method for ammonia production. MVM seek this innovation to serve as an efficient, carbon-free energy and/or hydrogen storage media, which c

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iX Challenge: CO2 Electrolysis

Opens: 30/08/2022 Closes: 07/10/2022

The Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside MVM Group, looking to engage innovators and innovative companies that can provide a highly efficient one-step process to transform high-purity CO2 emissions into value-added products or valorizable industrial starting materials.

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iX Challenge: Long Term Residential Energy Storage

Opens: 30/08/2022 Closes: 07/10/2022

The KTN Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside MVM Group, looking to engage innovators and innovative companies that can provide efficient solutions for seasonal-scale residential energy storage. MVM require a solution which is capable of storing 5000-10000 kWh with minimal self-discharg

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