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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ISCF Transforming Foundation Industry: Small scale R&D, two strands

The Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Challenge fund will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects. Projects must address the resource productivity or energy performance opportunities of the sector and its supply chains.

Opens: 16/08/2021 Closes: 29/09/2021

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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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APC 19: Developing automotive technologies and growing capability

UK businesses can apply for a share of £25 million for late-stage research and development projects that help accelerate the UK towards a net-zero automotive future.

Opens: 09/08/2021 Closes: 06/10/2021

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SBRI: Develop innovative solutions for soil sampling

AFBI has SBRI Innovate UK funding available to work with innovative companies to develop solutions to improve soil sampling and monitoring.

Opens: 03/08/2021 Closes: 02/09/2021

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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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