IF you currently have a good working relationship with an industry partner and you are seeking funding opportunities for future/further collaborations, you and your industry partner might find the funding opportunities below useful. Please note that some of these will require working with industry with some of the funders specifically targeting the industry partner as the lead.
Food Innovation Network innovation vouchers
Innovate UK, GB
This new fund is aimed at helping support small businesses with a bright idea to develop their concepts in partnership with researchers or academic institutions. These support small food and drink business innovators with an idea to develop their concepts in partnership with researchers or academic institutions. The competition, run on behalf of Defra by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), will support projects of three to six months.
Maximum award: £5,000
Closing date: 12 Jan 18
Industrial fuel switching market engagement study
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, GB
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is calling for tenders for its industrial fuel switching market engagement study. The tenderer will focus on the potential for low carbon fuel switching across industry, identifying a range of potential technologies that through fuel switching can reduce the carbon intensity of industry and should include a review of the existing evidence, starting with the 2050 Roadmaps; identifying the types of process technologies that require a fuel (energy) and determine the potential for fuel substitution to a low carbon fuel; develop a list of technologies with future market potential and support the technology developers in detailing the potential carbon saving.
The contract is worth £200,000.
Maximum award: £200,000
Closing date: 12 Jan 18
Preparatory action – digital transformation of European industry
Digital Single Market, EU
The aim of the preparatory action is to develop a coherent, coordinated and sustainable approach to enhance the engagement of all relevant stakeholders interested in the digitisation of European industry (business, academia, research organisations and civil society) and to inform, prepare and help them develop projects designed to face the new transformations.
Maximum award: €1,494,000
Closing date: 31 Jan 18
Please do get in touch with Ehren Milner (firstname.lastname@example.org) at RKEO for further queries.