Find out about the latest funding calls of relevance to the Emerging and Enabling Technologies sectors. Updated 21st July 2021.

The funding landscape can be complex, so KTN’s Emerging and Enabling Technologies teams have created a list of some of the latest relevant funding calls for the Emerging Technologies and Quantum sectors, as well as for the Electronics, Photonics, Sensors and ICT ones.

The teams will be happy to help if you wish to find out more about these or other funding opportunities, need help to find collaborative partners or are seeking advice on how to apply for funding. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Following an update to our Funding pages, all Emerging and Enabling technology funding calls can now be accessed more easily. Click here for a full list of current open opportunities in Emerging and Enabling Technologies.

Future RAN – Diversifying the 5G Supply Chain

This new £30m R&D funding competition from DCMS aims to explore and develop new use-cases and sustainable business models for 5G applications and services. Tech and telecoms innovators are encouraged to submit proposals for projects that will help to fast-track the availability of viable Open RAN products and suppliers, and create a stronger case for government and business investment in the technology. Closes 27th August 2021. Learn more

Driving the Electric Revolution – building talent for the future

Innovate UK’s Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £250,000 in projects to develop future talent pipelines across the power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) industry. This competition will fund a number of ideas that quickly fill gaps in skills, talent and training, with up to £25k available to support each successful project.

The competition will go live from 9th August 2021 You can find out more about the competition scope and application process, as well as picking up tips for applying by attending the competition online briefing from 10am on 10th August. Read more

OIP4NWE Vouchers

Be one of the first to benefit from the newly set-up Open Innovation PIC pilot line! The open innovation program OIP4NWE has launched its innovation support fund to stimulate uptake of integrated photonics technology by SMEs.

By providing innovation support to SMEs across North-West Europe, OIP4NWE contributes to the competitiveness and innovativeness of European SMEs on the global markets. Seven SMEs are eligible for receiving innovation support and working together with OIP4NWE’s partners in an open innovation framework to help mature their PIC-based product. The technical support includes manufacturing of photonic integrated circuits (PICs),  including external optics and packaging. Learn more

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 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.

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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.

Innovate UK Smart Grants – May 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy, with up to £500k for short projects or up to £2m for longer projects. This funding is from Innovate UK. Registration closes 25th August. Find out more

SBRI Healthcare Competition 18 – Stroke and Technology

Funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement and in collaboration with the Stroke Association and the AHSN Network, SBRI Healthcare is pleased to announce the opening of Competition 18 for funding innovations in the pre-hospital diagnosis and rehabilitation of stroke.

The funding competition is open to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities. Applicants are invited to submit innovative solutions to tackle three specific challenges, including Pre-hospital diagnosis, Rehabilitation and Life after stroke. Closes 24th August. Learn more

CW ITP – Call for ETA and Disruptor Project Proposals

With a budget of up to €13M per year, the CW ITP programme funds proposals from Industry, SMEs and Academia on an annual cycle with the aim of developing novel, exploitable technologies for generation-after-next missile systems. Disruptor proposals deadline is 3rd September 2021. Learn more

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