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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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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