Horizon 2020 photonics funding opportunites

Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network are hosting events on the 29th October in London and the 30th October in Glasgow to explore opportunities in the upcoming Horizon 2020 photonics funding calls on:- Photonics Manufacturing Pilot Lines for Photonic Components and Devices to provide open access to manufacturing of advanced photonics components and systems…

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Innovate Open Competition round 3

Closely following closing of round 2, Round 3 of Innovate’s Open Funding Competition opens today 24 September, with submission due by 14 November 2018.

New Quantum Sensing PhD call from dstl covers key photonic topics

DSTL has announced its intention to fund a second tranche of Quantum Sensing Phd’s starting in October 2019.  The scope include many key photonics themes including:- electro-optics components novel VIS/IR sources single and multiphoton detectors digital optical delay lines photonics integrated circuits optical combs sub-shot noise imaging enhanced LIDAR

PLG welcomes Innovate call to identify key challenges faced by industry for ISCF wave 3

In the first call from UKRI , the new body combining the Research Councils and Innovate_UK expressions of interest have been invited on the main challenges faced by industry where intervention will make a significant impact on the grand challenges identified in the 2017 industry strategy. The PLG welcomes this open call from UKRI which…

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Defence Accelerator Open Again

The Defence and Security accelerator open call is once again open for new proposals.   Two streams Emerging innovations to progress from TRL 2/3 to 3/4. £30-£90k, 3-9 months for defence applications more and longer for security. Rapid Impact Innovation expected to have impact in <3 years. Up to £250k  with trial or pilot project…

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Innovate Emerging and Enabling competition to open 22 Jan

Innovate_UK latest Emerging and Enabling competition will open on 22 January.  Traditionally the home for many #photonics applications Emerging and Enabling will form strand 2 of a joint call with Health and Life Sciences (strand 1) sharing a budget of £19million.  Application deadline is 28 March 2018. Projects must show significant innovation in one of…

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Innovate’s latest OPEN innovation competition opens

Rapidly following the opening of Innovates’ Future Manufacturing and Materials and Infrastructure competition opened on 28 November the latest Open competition opened on 11 December.  All technologies are in scope for this competition including those covered by Innovate’s priority areas of Infrastructure, Health and Life Sciences,  Manufacturing and Materials and Emerging and Enabling technologies. Competition…

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