To make it easier to navigate the funding landscape KTN have pulled together the latest open relevant funding calls for the Complex Systems sector into one place. Find out more details about available opportunities below; if you wish to find out more about further funding opportunities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Complex Systems team. Last updated 24 May 2021.

Our funding opportunities page has now been updated: click here to view all current opportunities in the Complex Systems areas (space and geospatial, robotics, AI, industrial maths, security & defence).

  • DASA Space To Innovate: Alpha Drop Challenge, seeking proposals that can maintain the UK’s freedom of action in the space domain by developing future space technologies that enhance and protect space military and civil potential (closes 4th Aug). DASA is the UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator.

See our opportunities page for full details.

DASA Open Call for Innovation

The Open Call exists to offer suppliers the opportunity to submit their ideas to defence and security stakeholders. The Open Call welcomes innovations that address any defence challenge, or innovations that address security challenges where there is a relevant security Innovation Focus Area (IFA). Closing dates throughout the year, and several challenges have ongoing calls. Find out more here.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) links your organisation with one of the UK’s world-class knowledge bases (a university or research organisation) to power strategic innovation projects, embed expertise and drive commercial growth. needed to develop it, a Knowledge Transfer Partnership may be the answer. It creates a dynamic three-way collaboration ‚Äì between a business or not for profit organisation, a UK university or research organisation, and a suitably qualified graduate – to help realise a strategic innovation project, bring about transformative change and embed new capability.

Applications are open all year round, with the next competition closing 29th September 2021.

Visit the KTP site

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Just like our highly effective KTP programme, Management KTPs (MKTPs) create a dynamic 3-way partnership between your company, a team of academic experts and a skilled graduate. The focus of a MKTP is specifically on increasing effectiveness and improving results through better management practices.

These are now applied for in the same way as KTPs, with the funding for mKTPs being drawn from a dedicated pool.

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