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COVID-19: Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances
The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives. DASA has launched a new Innovation Focus Area as part of its Open Call for Innovation seeking industry’s help to identify rapid sanitising technology solutions that can be demonstrated in a live trial on an ambulance. Solutions must be suitable for rapid deployment to clean public sector vehicles following the transport of patients with the COVID-19 virus. Ideally solutions will have wider applicability than just ambulances, which might include, buses, trains, and other blue light services or even in hospital wards/rooms.
Business-led innovation in response to global disruption (de minimis)
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to respond to new and urgent needs in UK and global communities during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. Competition opens: Friday 3 April 2020 Competition closes: Friday 17 April 2020 12:00pm Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in innovation projects. The aim of this competition is to support UK businesses to focus on emerging or increasing needs of society and industries during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. By fast-tracking innovation, the UK will be better placed to maintain employment levels, a competitive position in global markets and make the UK more resilient to similar disruption.
Asthma UK Programme Development Grant 2020
Commissioned call on the use of data from smart inhalers for asthma management in adults. This award will enable the preparatory work for a larger Programme Grant application.
Coast to Capital Growth Grant Programme 2019-2020
The Coast to Capital Growth Grant Programme is now open for SME businesses who have been operating in the West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, East Surrey, Croydon, and Lewes District for at least one year. The grant is designed to stimulate capital investment to help businesses introduce innovation and improve productivity. A total of £3.5m of funding is available to fund capital grant projects of between £40k and £170k. Businesses can apply for up to 40% grant funding towards the cost of equipment/software and other capital items to make them more competitive. Minimum project size is £100,000, meaning the applicant will need to bring 60% (£60,000) in match funding.
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Medical Research Council
The CiC scheme provides annual awards of up to £1 Million to institutions to flexibly support a portfolio of early stage translational research projects. Confidence in Concept. Deadline: 5 February 2020
Engineering and Physical Science Research Council
The EPSRC is the main funding body for engineering and physical research sciences. For EPSRC funding opportunities
Economic and Social Research Council
Research Grants. Deadline: Open call. If you have an excellent idea for a research project, the EPSRC have their Research Grants open call. Awards ranging from £350,000 to £1 million (100 per cent full Economic Cost (fEC)) can be made to eligible institutions to enable individuals or research teams to undertake anything from a standard research project through to a large-scale survey and other infrastructure or methodological development.
Biotechnology & Biological Science Research Council
The BBSRC work with industry and academia (and other sectors and research councils) to develop world leading biotechnology and bioscience
NIHR global health policy and systems research commissioned awards
The aim of the call is to support equitable partnerships between LMIC and UK researchers to generate new research knowledge and evidence to tackle priorities for health systems strengthening in ODA eligible countries in areas identified as priorities through the NIHR’s engagement and consultation exercise. Awards of up to £4m for a duration of up to 4 years are available for partnerships/consortia led by two Joint Lead Applicants (one from an LMIC and one from a UK institution) and up to three additional Co-Applicants. Deadline:11 December 2019
Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Open Call for Innovation
The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas to improve the defence and security of the UK. Your idea could be a concept, product or service, at various levels of maturity.