Details of current funding opportunities and support programmes for research and innovation.
Innovate UK Smart Grants: November 2020
Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.
Award – Project costs must be between £25,000 and £2 million. Up to 70% of project costs can be covered, depending on organisation size.
Organisation – Innovate UK
Closing date – 20/01/2021
UFO (Small Flying Objects) call for proposals
UFO is seeking collaborative projects to develop innovative products and services by integrating new embedded technology solutions in the Small Flying Objects (SFO) area i.e. Smallsats, Drones and High Altitude platform systems.
Award – up to €60,000
Organisation – European Union
Closing date – 18/02/2021
RIMA – Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance – Open Call
Successful candidates will receive a grant for Technology transfer and development in I&M robotic applications and support to commercialise their solutions during the project, as well as education and training on robotics.
RIMA will support the development and deployment of robotics I&M applications with grants through Robotics Innovation Experiment (RIE).
RIE consist of developing, testing, validating the technical and economic viability of a robotics-based representative model or prototype system to be applied in ‘Target-Use Domain’ operational environment.
Award – €8.1M between 50 small and medium-sized enterprises
Organisation – RIMA Network
Closing date – 17/03/2021