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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

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.

Neurotechnology

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.

Nature Inspired Solutions

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.

Funding Opportunities

SBRI Greenhouse Gas Removals Innovation Competition - Phase 1 (Design Study)

The supplier must undertake and report on a design study into the development of innovative greenhouse gas removals or related enabling technologies (excluding afforestation or habitat restoration).

Opens: 09/11/2020 Closes: 05/02/2021

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Innovation continuity loans November 2020 - three strands

Innovate UK is offering up to £210 million in loans to small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and third sector organisations that have a challenge in continuing, completing or following on an innovation project. Loans are for organisations that find themselves facing a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds resulting directly from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opens: 06/11/2020 Closes: 13/01/2021

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SBRI Removing air pollutants from homes to safeguard health

Organisations can apply for a share of £3 million, inclusive of VAT, to develop products or services to remove harmful pollutants from homes.

Opens: 23/11/2020 Closes: 13/01/2021

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Events

Wed
16
Sep
2020

Neurotechnology Webinar Series: Dementia Biodesign

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Tue
13
Oct
2020

Neurotechnology Webinar Series: Developing the UK’s Neurotechnology Capabilities

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Fri
6
Nov
2020

UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase

09.00 - 17.00 | Online

Recording coming soon

News

14.08.2020

Emerging and Enabling Technologies funding round-up

Find out about the latest funding calls of relevance to the Emerging and Enabling Technologies sectors. Updated 18th November 2020.

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16.10.2020

Exploring AI at the Edge in the Digital Industry

How AI at the Edge is changing the implementation of systems within the Digital Industry – particularly from the perspective of Smart Embedded Systems.

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