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29 January 2019

Funding Opportunities - Lorna Carver

Funding Opportunities - January 2019

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

- By Lorna Carver, Dorset LEP Director

The modern Industrial Strategy is now in place and a £4.7 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. A recent testimonial:

“From the first meeting Kevin [of the Dorset Gateway’s Bid Writing Support Service] it was clear about responsibilities and what we’d need to work through to complete an application in a relatively short time frame over Christmas. He grasped our products and business offer quickly and how we could effectively deliver on the scope of work. With solid advice and a personable approach, Kevin helped us to submit a funding application without whom we couldn’t have otherwise completed in time.” Tom Quay

If you are a Dorset-based organisation looking to lead or partner on 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:

Biomedical Catalyst 2019 round 1: feasibility and primer awards

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of a scientific idea to solve a healthcare challenge.

  • Competition opens: Monday 21 January 2019
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 3 April 2019 12:00pm

For more information click here.

Biomedical Catalyst 2019 round 1: early and late stage awards

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of a scientific idea to solve a healthcare challenge.

  • Competition closes: Wednesday 3 April 2019 12:00pm

For more information click here.

UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme: collaborative feasibility studies round 1

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million to carry out collaborative R&D, collaborative fast-track and feasibility projects to enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace.

  • Competition closes: Wednesday 27 February 2019 12:00pm

For more information click here.

Identifying regulatory obligations on businesses: taking stock and building insights (SBRI competition)

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million, including VAT, to develop a solution identifying regulatory obligations placed on businesses.

  • Registration closes: Wednesday 20 February 2019 12:00pm

For more information click here.

UK Israel open collaborative competition 2018

Registration closes: 27 February 2019

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to develop innovative technologies targeting global markets in partnership with Israeli companies.

For more information click here.

Eureka Eurostars 2: round 11

Innovative SMEs can apply for a share of £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

  • Registration closes: Thursday 28 February 2019 7:00pm

For more information click here.

APC 12: advancing the UK’s low carbon automotive capability

£20 million of collaborative (match) funding is available for UK-developed late stage R&D, to support growth in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector.

  • Competition closes: Wednesday 6 March 2019 12:00pm

For more information click here.

Ocean plastic solutions investment accelerator: reducing plastic pollution

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop solutions that tackle the environmental crisis of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

  • Competition closes: Wednesday 13 March 2019 12:00pm

For information click here.

 

Heard of the British Business Bank?

BBB are a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, they say that they can deliver greater volume and choice of finance.

For more information 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.

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