Helping the military shrink its cyber attack surface

The defence sector is full of legacy systems vulnerable to cyber attack. Do you have the technology to reduce defence exposure to cyber effects?

Opens: 16/08/2021 Closes: 05/01/2022

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Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence – Intelligent Agents

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new Innovation Focus Area (IFA) called Autonomous Resilient Cyber Defence , which aims to develop self-defending cyber security systems for military operational platforms and technologies.

Opens: 16/08/2021 Closes: 05/01/2022

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Audience of the Future – Design Foundations 2

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £800,000 for early-stage, human-centred design projects in creative or immersive experiences. £25k-£50k per project.

Opens: 23/08/2021 Closes: 29/09/2021

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Climate Challenge Cup

The Climate Challenge Cup is a new international competition to elevate and help scale transformative civic research partnerships between research bodies, civic organisations and local communities to combat climate change. It will culminate in an innovation showcase and award ceremony during COP26, the United Nations 2021 Climate Change Conference in November.

Opens: 23/08/2021 Closes: 24/09/2021

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Global cooperation feasibility studies for SMEs

The aim of this competition is to increase the international engagement of innovative UK registered SMEs. It will support them in looking to establish or strengthen international research and innovation partnerships and networks and aid them to grow and scale up.

Opens: 09/08/2021 Closes: 03/09/2021

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: August 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Opens: 26/08/2021 Closes: 06/10/2021

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Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Civil Security for Society - Cluster 3

Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for civil security for society, with closing dates in September, October or November 2021, or February or November 2022. Some of these also include security, cyber security, AI, and/or infrastructure.

Opens: 09/08/2021 Closes: 23/11/2022

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Fibre in Water: Improving access to advanced broadband and mobile services via drinking water mains

Fibre in Water (FiW) is a competition run by DCMS from HM Treasury’s Shared Outcomes Fund and supported by DEFRA, BEIS and Cabinet Office. It will allocate up to £4m R&D funding to projects that develop and build a pilot to facilitate delivery of advanced broadband and mobile services via drinking water mains.

Opens: 09/08/2021 Closes: 04/10/2021

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Women in Innovation Awards 2021/22

Women with exciting, innovative ideas who will inspire others can apply for a £50,000 grant and bespoke business support.

Opens: 23/08/2021 Closes: 13/10/2021

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CRACK IT Mega-Challenge: towards a virtual second species in toxicology for drug development

This Challenge aims to apply advanced computational and mathematical modelling approaches including Machine Learning, systems biology, systems toxicology and multi-scale modelling to develop a suite of virtual dog tissues and organs to model toxicological endpoints for new medicines. The model developed will provide a tool to start moving towards replacing the use of the dog as a second species in drug development.

Opens: 01/09/2021 Closes: 28/10/2021

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