Collaborative R&D funding opportunity for Marine and Maritime Autonomous Systems


£5m Collaborative R&D  funding for Marine and Maritime Autonomous Systems

Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) and the Ministry of Defence (through the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) are to invest up to £5m in collaborative R&D projects to stimulate the development of marine and maritime autonomous systems, with the aim of the competition to build collaboration to meet the technological challenges and opportunities afforded by the increasing use of autonomous systems across the industry.

If you would like to find out more about this funding opportunity, there is opportunity to attend the competition briefing event, online or in person, on the 15th October in London, which will give further information regarding its scope, the application process, key dates etc. as well as the chance to meet and network with peers, market leaders & innovators in the marine industry.

The two-stage competition, opens for applicants on 13 October 2014. The deadline for expressions of interest is at noon on 26 November 2014.

For further information online click here
To register for the competition briefing event click here
To register for the webinar click here

Call for Papers: IEEE Science and Information (SAI) Conference 2015

Science and Information Conference 2015 will be held in London, U.K from July 28-30, 2015. It is hosted by The Science and Information Organization, and is being organized with sponsorship and support from IEEE and Springer. Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Computer Chapter UKRI.

The conference is a premier venue for researchers and industry practitioners to share their new ideas, original research results and practical development experiences from Computer Science, Electronics and Communication related areas. The event will feature specialized keynote talks, contributed papers, special sessions, poster presentations, workshops, and tutorials on theory and practice.

Important Dates – Early Bird Submission:

  • Paper Submission : November 01, 2014
  • Acceptance Notification : December 01, 2014
  • Author Registration : January 15, 2015
  • Camera Ready Submission : February 01, 2015
  • Conference Dates : July 28-30, 2015

Call for Papers and more information at


Innovation in location-based services

The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £5m in projects that stimulate innovation in the UK location-based services sector.

The aim of the competition is to support projects that capitalise on the increasing accuracy, coverage and speed of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) such as GPS and other non-satellite technologies such as iBeacon, Wi-Fi and radio frequency identification (RFID) to build innovative location-based services or improve existing services through user-centred design.

Registration is essential and briefing events are being run in London, Manchester and Bristol.

Funding Competition Info page:

TSB InnovateUK 2014 – save the date!


As the EPSRC budget continues to decline TSB is the next best hope for keeping your research portfolio healthy. TSB’s annual innovation networking and exhibition conference is scheduled to take place on 5-6 November at Old Billingsgate in London.

At the event you will be able to:

  • Connect with businesses at the UK’s largest innovation event
  • Showcase your innovations and share latest thinking with the business community
  • Develop ideas and explore collaborative opportunities across global markets
  • Network with UK and international business, government and academia

Attending this would be particularly useful to researchers and academics hoping to build more (and new) industrial contacts for future collaborations.

Call for Proposals: Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO)

Samsung Global Research Outreach (GRO) has issued a call for proposals in the following areas that are relevant to department:

  •  Big Data and Network
  • Computational Science
  • Medical Technology
  • Sensor Technology
  • Smart Device

 Details are as follows

  •  Internal Deadline: 17/05/2013
  • Deadline: 24/05/2013
  • Award Max*: $100k
  • Max Duration: 1 year

 For more details visit this link. If you are interested in applying please let me know ASAP.