International Funding: Malaysian Urbanisation
Malaysia-UK Research and Innovation Bridges Competition
Innovate UK, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) are to invest up to £14.4 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation in response to Malaysia’s urbanisation challenges.
This competition focuses on finding new commercial solutions to challenges that Malaysia is facing as climate change increasingly impacts upon its cities and its urbanisation trajectory, with the solutions expected to emerge through the translation of existing, excellent research.
The aim of the competition is to bring together companies (small-to-medium-sized companies and/or larger businesses), research and technology organisations, academics, public sector bodies and charities from Malaysia and the UK for the joint industrial research to develop innovative products, processes or services that meet critical challenges existing within the following five sectors:
- health and well-being
- improving environmental resilience and energy security
- future cities
- agritech (used to solve explicit urban food and nutrition issues)
- digital, innovation and creativity
This investment from the UK side has been made possible through the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills-managed Newton Fund.
The competition involves a two-stage application process.
Applicants must register by noon UK time 30 September 2015. The deadline for expressions of interest is at noon UK time on 7 October 2015.
There will be a briefing webinar for potential applicants. Further details will be provided on the call webpage
Do let RKEO know if you intend to apply for this scheme so that we can support you, espcially with any business engagement requirements.