The next round of the Innovate UK Smart grant call currently has a submission deadline of 26 August 2020 at 12 pm noon. Innovate UK will officially open this round in August 2020. This early heads-up from us will give you more time to confirm your partnerships with potential Business Leads.
Due to the volume of bids that are received by RDS in every round, the internal deadlines will be strictly applied to ensure that the pre-award team can provide all interested academics with optimal support in a timely manner.
Currently, the call closes at 12.00 noon pm on 26 August 2020.
29 July: Intention to Bid forms and a draft application or project summary to be submitted to your Faculty Funding Development Officer (FDO) – this is 4 weeks before the deadline.
5 August: Costing to be finalised and an updated, complete draft application to be sent to FDO for internal approvals process.
19 August: PI to upload all required attachments and submit on Je-s.
19 – 26 August: PI and FDO to work on final checks of the Je-s application to get it submission-ready.
26 August: Latest time to submit is 12.00 noon on this date.
Where ITB forms are received after 29 July 2020, they will be moved automatically to the next round or alternatively, RDS will work with you to find another funding opportunity.
If you have any queries, please contact Ehren Milner, the Research Facilitator for Industrial Collaborations.
Note: If InnovateUK changes the publicised submission deadline, we will update our internal deadlines in this Blog.