£20m ISCF Next Generation Services Competition Briefings: Regional Dates Still Available
Up to ¬£20m available for engagement in R&D in the emerging new technologies based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the data economy.
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. Details of the forthcoming competitions can now be viewed on our funding pages: there are separate competitions for small projects and for large consortia.
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. ¬†London is now sold out however there is still availability for the regional events.
There is also a webcast on 5th June for those unable to attend in person.
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.