Innovate UK, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are jointly investing up to £0.5m to help UK companies establish new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) in the area of cyber security. Partnerships between academic institutions and businesses are encouraged to support innovation and help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity.
This will mean a budget of around 80K to encourage businesses to work with a research organisation and newly-qualified graduate. This funding covers part of the cost of a graduate working in your company on a specific innovation project, with the research partner supervising the graduate’s work.
This initiative will support KTP projects to enable SMEs in the cyber security sector to access research-driven knowledge and capability from academia to help them access strategic opportunities, tackle significant challenges they might be facing and support the development of new innovative processes and solutions.
The final deadline for applications is the 11th May 2016 but it is strongly recommended to
apply as soon as possible.
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Innovate UK are shortly to announce the “Game Changing Technologies in Aerospace” call, which is seeking collaborative R&D and Feasibility studies to accelerate highly innovative technology development for civil aerospace. They are looking for projects that offer solutions to key aerospace industry challenges and for opportunities to bring in technologies and capabilities from outside the traditional aerospace sector.
Innovate UK will be investing up to £10 million in this topic, and are looking for projects that offer solutions to key aerospace industry challenges and for opportunities to bring in technologies and capabilities from outside the traditional aerospace sector. It is expected that collaborative R&D projects will range in size from total costs of £250,000 to £1.5 million. Feasibility studies are expected to have total project costs of up to £100,000.
The R&D call will have a registration deadline of the 9th September, whilst the Feasibility call will have a registration deadline of the 5th November. The EOI deadline for each will fall a week later. There will be a competition briefing on the 15th July 2015 which will become active for registration once the call goes live.
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Innovate UK and BBSRC have opened a call for Collaborative R&D and Feasibility studies into the topic of “Finding value in complex biological data – integrated ‘omics'”, and are to invest up to £2.5 million to stimulate innovative, integrated approaches to biological systems. The aim of this competition is to build a commercial ecosystem to exploit the commercial opportunities of ‘omics (e.g. genomics, proteomics etc.), systems biology and complex biological data streams. These could become key technologies for growth in the UK economy through enabling quicker identification of promising products and services and de-risking development.
Funding has been allocated of up to £2 million to fund collaborative R&D projects.
It is expected that the total project costs to be between £250,000 and £400,000 and projects to last up to 2 years. A further £500,000 is available for smaller-scale feasibility study projects lasting 12 to 18 months with total project costs up to £150,000. Projects must be business-led.
The purpose of this competition is to develop enabling technologies, products and services that pioneer the commercial exploitation of complex biological data-streams and models. We are looking to fund projects developing one or more of the following:
• data analysis platforms tailored to ‘omics and complex biological data streams
• analytical or diagnostic tools that look at multiple parameters within a discrete
complex biological system
• predictive biological system models in silico
• evidence based models that demonstrate the impact on a biological system by introducing new candidate compounds or interventions
• data driven tools and services to speed development of bio-products
A competition briefing is being held on the 2nd June 2015 in London (or via Webinar). This will be followed by the expression of interest deadline on the 24th June 2015, later followed by the application deadline of the 1st July 2015.
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Innovate UK is to invest up to £10 million in collaborative research and development and feasibility studies to accelerate the commercialisation of highly innovative technologies for civil aerospace.
They are looking for projects that offer solutions to key aerospace industry challenges and for opportunities to bring in technologies and capabilities from outside the traditional aerospace sector.
As with all Innovate UK proposals, both project types must be collaborative and led by a business. Collaborative R&D projects are expected to range in size from total costs of £250,000 to £1.5 million. Feasibility studies are expected to have total project costs of up to £100,000. Find out more here.
The competition opens for both types of project application on 29 June 2015. Collaborative R&D projects will follow a two-stage process. The deadline for registration is at noon on 9 September 2015 and the deadline for expressions of interest is at noon on 16 September 2015. For feasibility studies the deadline for registration is at noon on 5 November 2015 and the deadline for applications is at noon on 12 November 2015.
A consortium-building and networking event will be held at The Oval cricket ground in Kennington, London, on 28 April 2015. There will be a webinar briefing event for potential applicants on 15 July 2015. Register for the 28th April consortium building event
With the rising use of digital technology across all areas of society and the economy, the sophistication of cyber attacks – and their impact – is growing faster than the ability to detect and prevent them. What used to be an internet problem is now impacting the physical world. Manufacturing, transport and logistics, food production, healthcare, energy supply and generation and core city infrastructure all rely on the availability and accessibility of digital systems, thus creating a digital ‘supply chain’ for data.
Innovate UK is to invest up to £4 million in collaborative research and development (R&D) projects that tackle the growing risks of disruption to internet-enabled businesses and their digital supply chains. The aim is to identify and fund industrial research that will strengthen the protection and resilience of such data, so businesses and the public can place higher levels of confidence in the delivery of digitally enabled business products and services. Proposals must be collaborative and led by a business. It is expected to fund mainly industrial research projects in which a business partner will generally attract up to 50% public funding for their project costs.
There will be a briefing event held in 4 different parts of the UK:
1) Belfast – 25th March 2015 – Sign Up
2) Cardiff – 30th March 2015 – Sign Up
3) London – 31st March 2015 – Sign Up or Webinar – Sign Up
4) Edinburgh – 1st April 2015 – Sign Up
This is a 2-stage call, involving an initial expression of interest (following completed registration), with successful applicants being taken on to the full stage.
Registration of Interest Deadline – 29th April 2015 at 12pm
Expression of Interest Deadline – 6th May 2015 at 12pm
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