Electronics, Sensors and Photonics (ESP) round-up
A round-up of upcoming KTN events for the Electronics, Sensors & Photonics community, including funding competition briefings. Updated 4 Sep 2019.
For more funding relevant to Electronics, Sensors and Photonics, see our Emerging and Enabling Technologies Funding Round-Up.
Innovate UK Smart Grants summer 2019
Competition for current round closes Wednesday 16 October.
Smart is the new name for Innovate UK‚Äôs ‚ÄòOpen grant funding‚Äô programme.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to ¬£25 million in the best game-changing, innovative or disruptive ideas with a view to commercialisation.
All proposals must be business focused, rather than pure research. Applications can come from any area of technology (including arts, design, media or creative industries), science or engineering and be applied to any part of the economy.
For details of the current round of grants, click here.
Innovation loans: September-November 2019 open competition
Innovate UK is offering up to ¬£10 million in loans to¬†micro, small and medium-sized enterprises¬†(SMEs). Loans are for highly innovative late stage projects with the best game changing and/or disruptive ideas or concepts. There should be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact. Applications for this round close on 27th November 2019.