FastForward Pre-Accelerator Programme

FastForward, the UK’s Pre-Accelerator Programme (FFWD for short) is an initiative backed by The Accelerator Network and Capital Enterprise to prepare startup teams for first funding and successful application and entry to leading accelerators.

Opens: 01/12/2020 Closes: 09/12/2020

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Accelerator Academy

A 12 week programme to help revenue generating startups validate every segment of the business and become investor-ready.  Delivered by The Accelerator Network, providing accountable acceleration to UK startups since 2008.

Opens: 01/12/2020 Closes: 17/12/2020

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The ScaleUp Accelerator

The ScaleUp Accelerator helps scaling tech (often B2B SaaS) UK companies prepare for strong growth and Series A funding. Supports UK based tech companies who are currently at £500k to £1.5m net revenue and growing.

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UFO (Small Flying Objects) call for proposals

UFO is seeking collaborative projects (of 2 or more SMEs) to develop innovative products and services by integrating new embedded technology solutions in the Small Flying Objects (SFO) area i.e. Smallsats, Drones and High Altitude platform systems

Opens: 27/11/2020 Closes: 18/02/2021

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Manufacturing Made Smarter Innovation Hub – Smart Factory: Expression of Interest

UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for up to £20 million from ISCF to set up and run a smart factory innovation hub.

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

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Manufacturing Made Smarter Innovation Hub – Digital Supply Chain: Expression of Interest

UK registered businesses and research organisations can apply for up to £10 million from ISCF to set up and run a digital supply chain innovation hub.

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

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Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers

The Gates Foundation seeks Smart Farming solutions that leverage digital technology innovations that have the potential to drive positive impact for smallscale producer (SSP) entrepreneurs, primarily in Africa and Asia.

Opens: 19/10/2020 Closes: 25/02/2021

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KTN-iX Challenge: Robotics Platform - Generator Bolt Inspection and Tightening

Applicants are required to develop a semi or fully autonomous device that is capable to perform the inspection and bolt replacement of the generator pole shoe bolt connection on the GE Haliade-X offshore wind turbine series.

Opens: 02/11/2020 Closes: 11/01/2021

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KTN-iX Challenge: Full Field Condition Monitoring of a Blade Internal Structure

GE is looking for applicants to develop a full field condition monitoring device for a wind turbine blade internal structure that can continuously monitor during turbine operation, to direct an automated / robotic detailed inspection.

Opens: 02/11/2020 Closes: 11/01/2021

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Round 2 AI in Health and Care Awards

A total of £140m in funding over 3 years to support the use of AI in NHS health and care, with different phases depending on technology readiness level. Round 2 is open now.

Opens: 03/11/2020 Closes: 08/12/2020

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