Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies are those technologies that are still largely held by the research base or in recently formed start-up companies. However, these technologies are disruptive and can offer a step-change in efficiency or functionality over existing products. We have a broad remit, with projects involving the quantum sciences, medical technologies, infrastructure and transport; all involving early-stage technologies at a lower than usual TRL.

Emerging Technologies are those technologies that are still largely held by the research base or in recently formed start-up companies. However, these technologies are disruptive and can offer a step-change in efficiency or functionality over existing products. We have a broad remit, with projects involving the quantum sciences, medical technologies, infrastructure and transport; all involving early-stage technologies at a lower than usual TRL.

We work with the innovators – either in business or academia, and those with an eye on future challenges and technologies.

We want to hear from people with ideas that can offer solutions to problems that others think are impossible to solve. We also want to hear from you if you want to think about challenges that are beyond your current roadmap.

Whether you are an innovator with a new concept, or you have an interest in meeting tomorrow’s challenges, we can connect you to people who can help. We can link you with potential end-users, guide you to sources of funding and tell you about technologies that you may not have come across previously.

Our current focus in this area

Quantum-enabled devices present a huge market opportunity for the UK. These technologies could transform a range of sectors including transport, healthcare, infrastructure, ICT, telecommunications and defence.

From bioelectronic medicine that treat chronic diseases, to brain-computer interfaces that help stroke rehabilitation, neurotechnology will play an increasingly important role in meeting some of the challenges of an ageing society.

In the past biomimicry or biomimetics started from simple imitation of natural organisms. Over time, it has evolved through integration and combination with modern science and engineering to help us discover new materials, applications, and alternative ways of production.

Related Opportunities

Canada UK Commercialising Quantum Technology Programme: CR&D

Opens: 21/11/2022 Closes: 19/04/2023

UK registered businesses and Canadian SMEs can apply to collaborate on joint research and development projects. These will advance the development of quantum technologies and enable their commercial use cases.

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Innovative technologies for intracellular drug delivery

Opens: 09/01/2023 Closes: 22/02/2023

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £5m to support innovation in intracellular drug delivery formulations.

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Water Discovery Challenge 2023

Opens: 25/01/2023 Closes: 05/04/2023

A £4 million competition for bold and ingenious innovation that can help solve the biggest challenges facing the water sector today and in the future.

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Fri
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2022

UK National Quantum Technologies Showcase 2022

09.00 - 16.00 | London/online

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13
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2022

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Innovation Showcase

09.00 - 16.00 | Sheffield

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29
Nov
2022

UFO Showcase Event - Latest innovation in Small Flying Objects

09.00 - 17.00 | London

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