Emerging and Enabling Technologies Competition

Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in innovative projects that will inspire and stimulate the products and services of tomorrow

The aim of this competition is to help UK businesses broaden their innovation activities, disrupt existing markets and find new revenue sources.  Projects led by SMEs are welcome and an SME can apply on its own for funding up to £100,000. All consortia must involve at least one SME.

Projects are expected to last from 6 months to 3 years and range in size from total project costs of £35,000 to £2 million.

Competition Scope

There are four priority areas:

  • Emerging technologies: Defined as technologies that are progressing in, or have recently emerged from, the research base.
  • Digital
  • Enabling capabilities: Such as Digital (including Cyber security, The Internet of Things, etc.), Immersive Technologies, Creative Economy, Electronics, Sensors and Photonics (ESP) & Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
  • Space applications
Support Organisations
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