Analysis for Innovators (A4I) Round 6

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £3m to resolve productivity issues by working with the best scientists and research facilities. Your proposal must describe a measurement or analysis problem that will help improve your business’s productivity or competitiveness, and an estimate of the value to your business of solving it.

Opens: 29/07/2021 Closes: 18/08/2021

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Scottish EDGE - Apply by 16th Aug for up to £100k business funding

Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth entrepreneurial talent. Companies of all sectors and stages can apply for funding of up to £100,000 on a split grant/ loan basis, and there is additional funding for pre-trading companies, sole-traders, partnerships, and under-30s. DEADLINE EXTENDED – now 16th August.

Opens: 06/07/2021 Closes: 16/08/2021

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Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society - Cluster 2

Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for culture, creativity and inclusive society, with closing dates in September 2021 or April 2022. Some of these also include AI, big data, digital tech, materials and health.

Opens: 19/07/2021 Closes: 06/04/2022

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UK Space Agency National Space Technology Programme (NSTP) and Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) funding call

This NSTP/SST Call aims to develop the capability of the UK space sector by providing funding to advance research into Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) and debris removal underlying technologies or data. Industrial co-funding may be required for the selected projects.

Opens: 19/07/2021 Closes: 25/08/2021

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DASA market exploration: zero emissions training aircraft

DASA’s market exploration into Zero Emissions Air System aims to investigate net-zero options for the next generation of light flying training aircraft. This is being run on behalf of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and seeks information on the development of relevant technologies and systems that are in development and maturing over the coming four years.

Opens: 12/07/2021 Closes: 17/08/2021

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Supercharging the MOD’s Power Quality Management

Market exploration request: from grid stability to dynamic power networks, help the Ministry of Defence understand the impact of poor power quality on its estates and ships, and how the market can supercharge power efficiency.

Opens: 12/07/2021 Closes: 19/08/2021

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Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 3

Up to £6 million is available to fund innovation projects, which are a partnership between an academic institution/RTO/Catapult and a business or not-for-profit, employing 1-2 graduate associates.

Opens: 05/07/2021 Closes: 29/09/2021

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DASA Space To Innovate: Alpha Drop Challenge

To promote space resilience and operational effectiveness, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has teamed up with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Space Programme to launch the Space to Innovate Campaign. The first challenges (Alpha Drop) are open now.

Opens: 14/06/2021 Closes: 04/08/2021

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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.

Opens: 28/05/2021 Closes: 25/08/2021

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