KTN-iX challenge: Heat recovery and reuse within the food manufacturing process

The iX competition, delivered by the Knowledge Transfer Network, is supporting Lewis Pies to identify solutions to innovation challenges. This current challenge relates to the need to reduce the energy demand and cost associated with producing pies and pasties at their Swansea site, particularly relating to capturing and reusing the heat produced by the chillers, freezers and ovens onsite.

Opens: 30/07/2021 Closes: 10/09/2021

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KTN-iX challenge: Energy efficient air compressors for food manufacturing

The iX competition, delivered by the Knowledge Transfer Network, is supporting Lewis Pies to identify solutions to innovation challenges. This current challenge relates to the need to reduce the energy demand and cost associated with producing pies and pasties at their Swansea site, particularly relating to the air compressors used to drive the manufacturing equipment.

Opens: 30/07/2021 Closes: 10/09/2021

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Children and Young People’s Emotional Health, Wellbeing and Resilience Challenge

An SBRI challenge from NHS Wales, to provide digital support around early intervention and prevention for children and young people aged 8-11 to build resilience in their emotional health and well-being.

Opens: 02/08/2021 Closes: 31/08/2021

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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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Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 13

Registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital centric investment projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK.

Opens: 30/07/2021 Closes: 18/08/2021

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CRACK IT Challenge: SAFE: Innovative Safety Assessment of Fish adverse Effects

This Challenge aims to develop a suite of innovative, scalable bioassays for key adverse outcome pathways to replace in vivo fish studies in chemical safety screening and regulatory environmental risk assessment.

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

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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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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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Development of Electro-Magnetic Separation of Isotopes for Fusion Materials

The STEP (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production) Programme is interested in alternative isotope separation technology, based on magnets/lasers, to provide isotopically tailored materials to reduce radioactive waste for the STEP concept and prototype reactor.

Opens: 19/07/2021 Closes: 05/08/2021

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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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