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Energy-related funding call round-up

Posted on 08/07/2019

A round-up of the latest funding calls in the energy sector. Updated 9th Oct.

There has been significant activity from government in the energy sector recently. The details of open funding calls are below, along with links to the relevant information pages.

Innovate UK Smart Grants

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.

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.

Project costs can be up to £2m (or £3m if approved beforehand by Innovate UK), and can last up to 36 months. Up to 70% of the costs can be covered. The current round opened on 17th October with a closing date of 8th Jan 2020. Click here for details.


Innovation loans: Sep-Nov 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.

Projects should aim to develop new products, processes or services (or innovative use of existing ones) believed to be significantly ahead of anything similar in the field.

Your proposal can come from any technology and any part of the economy. Loans of £100k-£1m are available. Closing date for this round of applications is 27th November 2019.

Click here for more details.

Horizon 2020 funding call: Competitive, Low Carbon and Circular Industries

Opens 5 May 2020, Closes 1 September 2020

Topics include:

Industrial (Waste) Heat-to-Power conversion LC-SC3-CC-9-2020

Low carbon industrial production using CCUS LC-SC3-NZE-5-2020

Click here for more details.

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – winter 2019/spring 2020

Just like our highly effective KTP programme, Management KTPs (MKTPs) create a dynamic 3-way partnership between your company, a team of academic experts and a skilled graduate. The focus of a MKTP is specifically on increasing effectiveness and improving results through better management practices.

Registration opens 12th Dec 2019 and closes 19th Feb 2020. Click here for details.