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Electronics, Sensors and Photonics (ESP) round-up

Posted on 14/03/2019

A round-up of upcoming KTN events for the Electronics, Sensors & Photonics community, including funding competition briefings. Updated 4 Sep 2019.

The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned science & technology startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deep tech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies.

There are 14 categories for entry:
Aeronautics
Advanced Computing & Ai
Cybersecurity & Communication
Digital Health & Medical Devices
Drug Discovery
Energy
Environment
Food & Agriculture
Industrial Biotech
Industry 4.0
Medical Biotech
Mobility
New Space
Smart City

The best start-up in each category will receive €10,000,  with the overall winner receiving an additional €90,000.

Applications are open until September 13th 2019. To find out more and apply, click here.

Innovate UK Smart Grants summer 2019

Competition for current round closes Wednesday 16 October.

Smart is the new name for Innovate UK’s ‘Open grant funding’ programme.

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £25 million in the best game-changing, innovative or disruptive ideas with a view to commercialisation.

All proposals must be business focused, rather than pure research. Applications can come from any area of technology (including arts, design, media or creative industries), science or engineering and be applied to any part of the economy.

For details of the current round of grants, click here.

Innovation loans: July-September 2019 open competition

Innovate UK is offering up to £10 million in loans to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Loans are for highly innovative late stage projects with the best game changing and/or disruptive ideas or concepts. There should be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact. Applications for this round close on 11th September 2019.

Click here for more details.

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