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.
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.
Driving innovation in the regulation and development of phage-based technologies for applications across multiple sectors, ensuring the UK maintains its strong stance on tackling antimicrobial resistance and solidifies its position as a world leader in phage research.
SBRI: Decarbonising concrete
Opens: 08/01/2024 Closes: 04/03/2024
Organisations can apply for a share of £3m inc VAT to develop solutions to accelerate decarbonising concrete.
CLIMATES: Supply chain innovations for rare earths
Opens: 15/01/2024 Closes: 13/03/2024
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4 million for collaborative R&D projects on circular critical materials supply chains.
Innovation Exchange challenge: Test Means for Electrical Machines in Aircraft Hybrid Propulsion
Opens: 15/01/2024 Closes: 01/03/2024
Safran seeks to document and expand the available testing for hybrid aircraft propulsion technologies in the UK.
Game Changers challenge: Non-destructive inspection of redundant flasks
Opens: 15/01/2024 Closes: 26/02/2024
Sellafield is looking for a solution that can analyse contents of large radioactive containers without moving or damaging them.
DASA Competition: Rapid Detection of Toxic Gases
Opens: 23/01/2024 Closes: 28/03/2024
DASA (Defence & Security Accelerator) are seeking new technologies that can be used to detect a range of toxic gases in public areas.
Innovation Exchange challenge: Safely making probe holes for subterranean gas inspection
Opens: 05/02/2024 Closes: 15/03/2024
Cadent seek alternative approaches to forming small holes in hard footpath and roads, to enable potential underground gas leaks to be located.
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Innovate UK to launch report into future technologies with potential to power economic growth
Innovate UK is set to launch a new report exploring the technologies most likely to be important to the UK’s future economic prospects.
Quantum Leap: UK quantum tech showcases enormous progress at industry get-together
Over 1,000 delegates packed into the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on Friday 11 November to see the great technological strides made in the field of quantum technology at the 6th Quantum Showcase.