£20m ISCF Next Generation Services Competition Briefings
KTN have released details of the briefing events for the ISCF Next Generation Services programme.
As part of the¬†Industrial Strategy,¬†the Government will invest up to ¬£20M in the Next Generation Services industrial strategy challenge fund (ISCF). The challenge will include an initial CR&D call of up to ¬£12m and an initial Research Programme call of up to ¬£3m.There will be two series of briefing events: the¬†CR&D competition briefings¬†organised by¬†KTN¬†on behalf of UK Research and Innovation.
The objective of the Challenge is to maintain the leadership position of the UK in¬†global high-value services¬†by developing a targeted approach to support the sector‚Äôs engagement in R&D in the emerging new technologies based¬†on¬†Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the data economy, one of four ‚ÄòGrand Challenge‚Äô areas identified in the government‚Äôs¬†Industrial Strategy White Paper.¬†The scope of this challenge is limited to¬†legal services, accountancy and insurance¬†which are high-value data-driven services under the broader category of Professional Business Services and Financial Services.
CR&D Competition Briefings
The CR&D competition briefings¬†organised by KTN¬†on behalf of UK Research and Innovation, presents an opportunity for delegates to learn about the objectives and scope of the CR&D programme as well as a chance to form partnerships with businesses and academia for the competition.There are briefing events running across the UK in June.
The competition briefings will include:
- an opportunity to hear about the objectives and scope of the CR&D programme
- an opportunity to learn how to get involved in the CR&D programme
- opportunities to network and develop ideas and partnerships for the competitions
- an opportunity to meet with UKRI, KTN and wider stakeholders.