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Funding available for emerging & enabling technologies - register by 30 November

Innovate UK's Emerging and Enabling Technologies programme identifies and invests in new technologies and the underpinning capabilities that improve existing industries. The aim of the programme is to inspire the new products, processes and services of tomorrow; those with the potential to unlock billions of pounds of value to industry and disrupt existing markets.

The aim of this competition is to help businesses broaden out innovation activities, to find new sources of revenue from new products, processes or services. Projects will:

  • harness E&E technologies across the economy
  • develop and scale-up research and development to bring ideas, processes and products closer to availability at scale and commercial release
  • use design processes to understand customer motivations and behaviour and use that insight to create better products, services and processes

Innovate UK are looking to fund a portfolio of projects that include:

  • technical feasibility
  • industrial research
  • experimental development

Projects must clearly show high-growth potential innovations in one or more of the following areas:

  • any emerging technology that can demonstrate a step change in performance and the potential to disrupt existing industrial approaches; in particular in energy harvesting, imaging technologies, graphene or biofilms
  • any enabling technology in: satellite applications; electronics; sensors; photonics; digital; internet of things; data; cybersecurity; virtual or augmented reality; and distributed ledger technology

There will be several briefing events for applicants in October, and the deadline for registration is 30 November. Applications must be submitted by 7 December.

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