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Infrastructure systems round 3

Funding details
Registration opens
10 Jul 2017, 00:00
13 Sep 2017, 12:00
Innovate UK

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in projects in this competition. This is to stimulate innovation that creates UK business growth in infrastructure systems. We want businesses to collaborate to develop new integrated solutions and business models.

Projects will range in size from total project costs of £25,000 to £5 million and must last between 3 months and 3 years.

Projects must show significant innovation in one of our priority areas:

  • smart infrastructure
  • energy
  • connected transport
  • urban living

Proposals must improve business growth, productivity and/or create export opportunities for at least one UK small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) involved in the project.

There is up to £5 million for projects that last from 3 months to 1 year.

There is up to £10 million for projects lasting from 1 year to 3 years, with costs between £100,000 and £5 million inclusive.

We are also accepting applications for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in infrastructure systems at this time.


Looking for collaborators?
The Infrastructure Community have been tabling their offer, project overviews and, importantly, who they are looking for to complete their consortium. Take a look and see if you have what other consortia are looking for.

Missed your chance to attend a brokerage or briefing event?
Get all the important information at your leisure by downloading the London Briefing event delivered by the Innovate UK Competitions team (broadcast on the 11th July). How the KTN can help is also detailed on this webcast.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

As part of this competition, we also welcome applications for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). For further information on the benefit of KTPs and how they work please see the guidance.

For KTPs we are accepting applications across all disciplines and applications within infrastructure systems. This includes applications beyond the scope of this competition.

KTP applicants are subject to the same application deadline. However, KTP applicants will need to follow a different application process. Interested parties should contact the relevant KTP adviser for more details and how to apply.

Supporting documents & links

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