Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in the best cutting-edge or disruptive ideas or concepts with a view to commercialisation.
All proposals must be business focused (rather than pure research). Applications can come from any area of technology, science or engineering, including arts, design, media or creative industries, and be applied to any part of the economy.
Proposals can fit into, or be outside of, one or more of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund areas.
Where appropriate, we will share application details with other potential public sector co-funders.
All projects must start by 1 March 2019.
How to apply
Please read the general guidance for applicants. It will help your chances of submitting a quality application.
When you start an application you will be prompted to create an account as the lead applicant or sign in as a representative of your organisation. You will need an account to track the progress of your application.
As the lead applicant you will be responsible for:
- collecting the information for your application
- representing your organisation in leading the project if your application is successful
You will be able to invite:
- colleagues to contribute to the application
- other organisations to collaborate in the project if your application is successful (subject to eligibility and approval by Innovate UK)
Collaborating organisations can be other businesses, research organisations or third sector.
This competition opens on Thursday 12 July 2018. To find out more information or apply, please click here.