Plastic waste and genomic analysis – the latest targets of (two separate) Innovate UK competitions

Featuring Richard Wadman | 19th June, 2018

Over the last four days, we have seen two multi-million pound research, development and innovation (RDI) funding competition launches by Innovate UK.

Overview on each is set out below:

Competition Manufacturing readiness and scale up of genomic analysis technologies Plastics innovation: towards zero waste
To be eligible you must:
  • Be a UK based business of any size
  • Carry out your project in the UK
  • Work alone or in collaboration with others (for example businesses, research base and third sector)
  • Have a manufacturing facility for genomic analysis technologies
  • Be a UK based business, academic organisation, charity, public sector organisation or research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • Carry out your project work in the UK
  • Intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

The lead organisation must claim funding through this competition. If the project is collaborative, at least one other organisation in the consortium must also claim funding.

All projects must involve an SME. Only an SME can lead projects with costs below £100,000

Total funding £5m £4m
Competition opens 18 June 2018 18 June 2018
Webinar briefing event 22 June 2018
Briefing event (London) 19 June 2018
Final date for registration 11 July 2018 (midday)
Competition closes 8 August 2018 (midday)
Competition Guide at Found here Found here
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