Overview

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2 million to fund collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research.

Scope

Your project must focus on one or more of the following:

  • robotics
  • augmented or artificial intelligence
  • software as a medical device
  • wearables
  • medical devices
  • diagnostics
  • imaging
  • data analytics
  • sensors
  • apps

Projects must include at least one partner from one of the participating countries of the EUREKA Network. These countries are:

  1. France
  2. Spain
  3. Belgium
  4. Luxembourg
  5. Canada
  6. Malta
  7. Turkey
  8. Austria

Eligibility

To lead an application as a UK registered organisation you must:

  • be a UK micro, small or medium sized enterprise (SME)
  • collaborate with at least one eligible partner from one of the EUREKA countries participating in this competition, listed in the summary
  • enter your costs during the application

The organisations from the EUREKA Network must meet the funding and eligibility conditions of their respective countries.

Exclusions

This funding competition will not fund projects that:

  • work on non-civilian applications
  • are not in scope
  • do not meet the eligibility criteria
  • do not submit all mandatory documentation

Funding Costs

Up to £2 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition.

UK applicants can apply for total grant of up to £500,000 for each project.

Your project can last up to 2 years and is expected to start between 1 November 2020 and 31 March 2021. The start date is dependent on the national funding procedures of the countries involved in the selected projects.

For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:

  • up to 70% if you are a micro or small organisation
  • up to 60% if you are a medium-sized organisation
  • up to 50% if you are a large organisation

For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:

  • up to 45% if you are a micro or small organisation
  • up to 35% if you are a medium-sized organisation
  • up to 25% if you are a large organisation

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