Software Verification & Validation for Complex Systems competition has just launched with £580,000 funding available.
Innovate UK and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) are to invest up to £580,000 in technical feasibility studies to stimulate innovation throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC) while focusing on the verification and validation* (V&V) of two classes of complex systems: cyber physical systems (CPS) and systems with emergent behaviours.
This competition encourages businesses to develop appropriate ‘links’ between the behaviour of a system in the physical world and the software implementing its planned interactions. It also seeks to stimulate development of new engineering methods for systems in which a machine – rather than a human user or operator – drives the decision- making process. Such systems can be trained to recognise complex patterns and to make intelligent decisions based on existing data. They are starting to be used in sectors such as automated and autonomous vehicles, and robotics and autonomous systems (RAS). Our aim is to ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK further develop their early capabilities in this area.
Projects are open to companies of any size, but must be led by a small or micro company, working in collaboration with one or more business or research partners.
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Innovate UK has launched a funding competition with up to £9.5m available to address the need for a diverse mix of energy sources and systems.
The aim of this competition is to encourage cross-sector supply chains that can deliver integrated energy solutions to meet the many energy systems challenges of achieving a low-carbon economy by 2050.Projects should focus on both the demand and supply side across the energy networks of electricity, heat and combustible gases.
This is a two-stage competition with a first stage of feasibility studies. Up to three projects will then be chosen for follow-on collaborative research and development (R&D) following a collaboration workshop on conclusion of the feasibility stage. At each stage, projects must be led by a business.
Innovate UK has launched a funding competition for feasibility studies with up to two million pounds funding available.
The competition is open only to small and micro companies (click here for eligibility) across the following technology sectors:
Electronics, Sensors & Photonics
Information & Communications Technology
A briefing event for this competition was held on 25 November. You can view the webinar recording here.
For any queries on this competition, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.