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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Innovate Manufacturing, Materials and Infrastructure competition opens highly relevant to #photonics

Innovate have opened two new competitions in Future Manufacturing and Materials and Infrastructure. Previous Manufacturing and Materials competitions have attracted a high proportion of top quality proposals utilising and developing photonics.  “Projects should target opportunities for significant changes in productivity and …. increase material efficiency“. This competition scope focuses on:- developing more flexible and efficient…

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