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23 August 2018

Funding Opportunities - Lorna Carver

 Funding Opportunities Blog - August 2018

-By Lorna Carver, Dorset LEP Director

Hello and welcome to the August edition of my funding opportunities blog.

The modern Industrial Strategy is now in place and a £4 billion challenge fund for R&D is starting to be pumped into UK organisations via highly competitive competitions. For this reason, we now have a Bid Writing Support Service to help Dorset organisations to win some of this money. If you are a Dorset-based organisation looking to compete for a challenge fund / Innovate UK competition then you can apply for a one-to-one with Bid Writing Support by clicking here.  

Here are some of the latest competitions from Innovate UK:

Energy Catalyst round 6: transforming energy accessOpens: 20Aug 2018

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £10 million to address the need for clean, affordable and secure energy in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Agri-tech Catalyst round 7: agriculture and food systems innovationOpens: 28 Aug 2018

UK businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to £3 million from DFID for projects with partners in eligible African countries.

September expression of interest: UK Aerospace Research and TechnologyOpens: 3 Sept 2018

The UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme provides grant funding to industrial research and capital projects to encourage UK civil aerospace.

Digital health technology catalyst round 3: collaborative R&DOpens: 3 Sept 2018

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to speed up development of commercial digital health solutions.

Digitalisation of medicines manufacturing: Challenge FundOpens: 10 Sept 2018

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund for capital projects to improve medicines manufacturing.

For the full list of Innovate UK competitions, click here.

Scaling-Up?

If you are a business thinking about scaling-up, then you will be interested to hear about the SetSquared Partnership’s Scale-Up Programme. Click here to find out more. Know all about it and want to apply, then click here.

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