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January 2018 sector competition: Strand 2 - Emerging and Enabling Technologies

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Funding details
Registration opens
22 Jan 2018, 00:00
Registration closes
28 Mar 2018, 12:00
28 Mar 2018, 12:00
Up to £19m
Innovate UK

The aim of this emerging and enabling strand is to help businesses to innovate in order to find sources of revenue from new products, processes or services.

To be considered, proposals must:

  • show significant innovation in one of our 4 priority areas (described below)
  • have outputs that can be applied in more than one industry, sector or market
  • improve business growth or productivity, or create export opportunities for at least one UK SME involved in the project

Where possible, all projects should take customer and user needs into account to deliver more desirable and useful solutions.

The 4 priority areas covered are:

Emerging technologies (biofilms, energy harvesting, graphene, new imaging technologies).


Enabling capabilities, including electronics, sensors and photonics (ESP), robotics and autonomous systems (RAS), creative economy and design.

Space applications.

More details about the scope of the competition is available here.

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