Grants and Funding

Innovate UK Smart Grants: February 2019

​ Funding of £25K to £2M available for R&D projects. The competition to apply for a Smart Grant opens on 18th February 2019 and closes on the 24th April. Companies can apply for a share of up to £20 million to deliver R&D innovations / projects that could have a significant impact on the UK economy. The funding is open to single companies and collaborations.

Funding Competition: electronics, sensors and photonics for robotics and AI

Grants of between £25K and £250 K (for collaborative R&D projects) are available via the UK Innovation Funding Service / Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The competition opens on the 11th march and closes on the 8th May. Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation and is investing up to £2 million to develop electronics, sensors and photonics (ESP) devices, components and/or sub-systems for robotics and AI (RAI) operations. Solutions must be capable of surviving and operating in extreme and challenging environments.

Track Personnel on HMS QNLZ - Innovative solution required

DASA the Defence and Security Accelerator competition is seeking solutions to track personnel onboard the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (QNLZ). The purpose is to improve safety and at the same time reduce administration. There are two challenges: Account and manage the personnel on board (POB) Provide real time tracking of personnel on board. This is particularly pertinent to emergency situations

Public Contracts Scotland | R&D Funding | Company Connecting

Are you registered with Public Contracts Scotland? This is an interesting opportunity with Police Scotland to build a prototype to monitor individuals. ​ An opportunity exists for companies to receive up to a 100% funded R&D contract to work with Police Scotland– to develop an integrated technological solution for police custody that can remotely monitor individuals and provide early warning and intervention alert systems.