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Digital Economy and Creative Industries funding round-up

Posted on 12/03/2019

Find out about the latest funding calls of relevance to the digital & creative industries.

Updated: 12th March 2019

The funding landscape can be complex, so KTN’s Digital & Creative team have compiled a list of some of the latest funding calls relevant to digital and creative industries, notably IoT, 5G, Cybersecurity, Blockchain and FinTech, bringing them together in one place – find out more below.

The team will be happy to help if you wish to find out more about these or other funding opportunities, need help finding collaborative partners or are seeking advice on how to apply for funding. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Police custody welfare, remote screening & monitoring system competition

Deadline for submissions: 27.03.19.

Organisations can apply for a share of £150,000 to develop an integrated remote monitoring and screening solution for the care of people in custody. This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition.

Police Scotland is seeking an integrated technological solution that can remotely monitor individuals and provide an early warning and intervention alert system. The aim of this competition is to develop a system that has the capability to act as a contactless health monitor while also acting as a remote CCTV viewing platform.

Click here to find out more.

Horizon 2020 Calls

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s €77 billion research and innovation funding scheme running from 2014 to 2020. The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a document providing an overview of the UK’s relationship with Horizon 2020. This is followed by a Q&A, which clarifies the UK’s eligibility to participate in Horizon 2020. Calls of particular relevance to digital and creative industries include:

Information and Communication Technologies (H2020-ICT-2018-2020) – Businesses can apply for a share of €448m in Information and Communication Technologies. Deadline: 28.03.19.

Digital Security (H2020-SU-DS-2018-2019-2020) – This Call deals with R&D and innovation towards enhancing digital security. Deadline: 22.08.19.

Cybersecurity (H2020-SU-ICT-2018-2020) – Businesses can apply for a share of €50m in creating innovative solutions for Cybersecurity. Deadline: 19.11.19.

Click here to find out more about other Horizon 2020 calls.

TETRAMAX: Value Chain Oriented & Interdisciplinary TTX

Deadline for submissions: 31.03.19.

Businesses can apply for a share of €100k in digitising European SMEs.

Mid-term (12-18 months) application experiments will be implemented between three or more partners (in case a multidisciplinary collaboration is needed) from at least two different EU member states and/or countries associated to Horizon 2020.

Click here to find out more.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

The KTP programme 2019 to 2020 is run continuously throughout the year.

Registration opens: 07.02.19. Closing date: 03.04.19.
Registration opens: 04.04.19. Closing date: 29.05.19.
Registration opens: 30.05.19. Closing date: 24.07.19.
Registration opens: 25.07.19. Closing date: 02.10.19.
Registration opens: 03.10.19. Closing date: 11.12.19.
Registration opens: 12.12.19. Closing date: 05.02.20.
Registration opens: 06.02.20. Closing date: 01.04.20.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)  links your organisation with one of the UK’s world-class knowledge bases (a university or research organisation) to power strategic innovation projects, embed expertise and drive commercial growth. needed to develop it, a Knowledge Transfer Partnership may be the answer. It creates a dynamic three-way collaboration – between a business or not for profit organisation, a UK university or research organisation, and a suitably qualified graduate – to help realise a strategic innovation project, bring about transformative change and embed new capability.

Click here to find out more.

Biomedical Catalyst 2019 Round 1

Deadline for submissions: 03.04.19.

The Biomedical Catalyst (BMC) funding programme supports UK businesses to test and develop innovative technologies for health and care. It supports ideas for: disease prevention and management; disease detection and diagnosis; and tailored treatments that change a disease or offer potential cures.

Early & Late-stage Awards 

For 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.

Click here to find out more.

Feasibility & Primer Awards

For 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. This competition combines the feasibility and primer (proof of concept) strands to enable SMEs to apply for projects lasting 3 to 18 months.

Click here to find out more.

Business Basics 2 - SME productivity

Deadline for submissions: 17.04.19.

The Business Basics Fund aims to test innovative ways of encouraging SMEs to adopt existing technologies and business practices that boost productivity.

Proof of Concept

A share of up to £2 million is available to run proof of concept projects aimed at how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology or management practices.

Click here to find out more.

Business led trials & non-business led trials 

A share of up to £2 million is available for trials to build evidence on how to encourage SMEs to adopt productivity boosting technology or management practices.

Click here to find out more about business led trials.

Click here to find out more about non-business led trials.

 

UK and Canada: enhancing industrial productivity

Deadline for submissions: 02.05.19.

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop innovative technologies targeting global markets with Canadian partners. The UK and Canada are running a joint grant funding competition under the EUREKA framework. This will support collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects, which should result in a new product, industrial process or service.

Click here to find out more.

UK and South Korea: joint research and development

Deadline for submissions: 05.06.19.

The UK and South Korea announce a joint funding competition for R&D projects under the EUREKA programme. UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million.

This will support collaborative, business led research and development (R&D) projects, which should result in a new product, industrial process or service. Projects must be innovative and involve a technological risk.

Click here to find out more.

Open Call: SMARTEEs (SMART Emerging Electronics Servicing DIH)

Deadline for submissions: 20.09.19.

SmartEEs is a European acceleration program. It is looking for innovative companies (start-ups, SMEs or a mid-cap businesses) that are interested in integrating flexible electronics technologies to diversify their activity and develop new products or services. If you have an idea, but need technologies, expertise and resources, SmartEEs could help you.

Businesses can apply for a share of €165k to discover and review more than 35 flexible electronics technologies.

Click here to find out more.

STFC Bridging for Innovators (B4I) programme

Deadline for submissions: 01.04.21.

From start-ups to large corporates, B4I helps companies to overcome product, manufacturing or process performance issues by leveraging more than £2bn worth of government investment in world-leading science facilities. Working closely with Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) research and innovation experts, companies can develop projects that address specific innovation challenges to accelerate business productivity.

Click here to find out more.

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