UK – Switzerland Bilateral: Collaborative R&D Round 2

Innovate UK is working with Innosuisse to invest up to £4 million and CHF £3 million respectively into innovation projects, open from 5 February 2024.

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UK-Switzerland CR&D Round 2

10:00am – 11:30am GMT | 11:00am – 12:30pm CET

The aim of this competition is to support UK-Swiss international business-led innovation collaboration. Through grant funding, Innovate UK will support UK businesses to collaborate with Swiss counterparts for their mutual global growth prospects.

The project proposal must have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the participants from the two jurisdictions and has to contribute to the development of commercial products, processes, or technical services. These advantages can include:

  • Increased innovation capability
  • Commercial leads
  • Access to R&D infrastructure
  • New fields of application

This is an open scope competition and proposals can come from any technology area. We particularly encourage applications in, but not limited to, the following technologies:

  • Life Sciences
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Semiconductor applications
  • Quantum

By applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process. This competition closes on the 1 May 2024 at 11am.

Watch our recorded webinar to hear more about this funding competition and the process applying for this opportunity.

Project requirements

Your project must meet the following requirements including:

  • Have a maximum grant funding request of £450,000
  • Start by 1 November 2024
  • End by 31 October 2027
  • Last between 18 months and 36 months
  • Carry out the majority of its project work in the UK
  • Intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

UK project partners must carry out the majority of their project work in the UK and intend to exploit the results from or in the UK.

UK-Switzerland CR&D Round 2 funding competition

Opens: Monday 5 February 2024

Closes: Wednesday 1 May 2024 11:00am

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £4 million for innovative projects in all technologies. You must collaborate with at least one Swiss implementation partner applying under the equivalent Swiss Innosuisse programme.

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