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Innovate U.K – new and upcoming opportunities

We’d like to share the latest funding opportunities from Innovate U.K – they’re investing millions into U.K businesses. From mobile apps to technology to tackle air pollution, the opportunities are vast. If you’re confident your business has what it takes to take on existing competition in your sector, check out the latest funding opportunities and apply today.

SBRI: tackling non-exhaust and non-road vehicle air pollution

Organisations can apply to develop new solutions to reduce air pollutant emissions from road vehicle brake or tyre wear, non-road mobile machinery used in construction and transport refrigeration units.

To lead a project, you can:

  • be an organisation of any size
  • work alone or with others as subcontractors

If you’re interested in this opportunity, applications are open until 12pm on Wednesday 9th January – apply here!

SBRI: Thistle Assistance app to help people with disability use public transport

Organisations can apply for a share of £150,000, including VAT, to develop a mobile app to help people with disabilities when travelling on public transport.

The solution must be a mobile application that shows:

  • relevant route information in a clear way
  • which travel option to use
  • where and when to get on and off
  • what to do if lost

Think your app idea can meet these goals? Apply here by 12pm on Wednesday 2nd January.

SBRI: developing a data enabled public sector audit approach

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million, including VAT, to develop a data enabled public sector audit approach.

To lead a project, you can:

  • be an organisation of any size
  • work alone or with others as subcontractors from business, the research base or the third sector

Applicants must:

  • provide details of their proposed idea, solution or technologies to meet the challenge
  • be prepared to adopt a valid technical approach
  • be innovative and be prepared to develop or employ novel concepts, approaches, methodologies, tools or techniques
  • outline a clear plan for establishing technical and commercial feasibility and the development of a working prototype
  • outline the skills, capabilities and experience they have to deliver the project
  • confirm that the budget is realistic and is justified in terms of the aims and methods proposed
  • have a plan to deliver a marketable product and demonstrate how that product would have a competitive advantage over existing or alternative technologies
  • demonstrate a willingness to work with the competition owner (NIAO) and spend time on-site in Northern Ireland throughout the challenge

This opportunity opens on Monday 19th November. For full details and to apply, click here. 

SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 3

SMEs can apply for a share of £1.5 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products.

You can choose from 2 options:

  1. Planning and preparation for a study. Project costs can be up to £50,000.
  2. A study to collect clinical performance and cost-effectiveness data. Project costs can be up to £250,000.

You can work alone or collaborate with others as unfunded partners or sub-contractors. Only the lead partner can claim grant funding. Interested? This opportunity opens on Monday 26th November – check out the details here!

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Head over to swoopfunding.com and check out our extensive list of funding resources. We’ll be able to help you find the grants that best match your business needs. You’ll also be able to check you eligibility for each of these grants via our platform, as our smart engine will match your business with the eligible options.

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