Feasibility studies for Artificial Intelligence solutions

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5m to deliver feasibility studies to develop innovative solutions using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to address business challenges and opportunities.

Opportunity Details

When

Registration Opens

28/03/2023

Registration Closes

24/05/2023

Award

Your project’s grant funding request must be between £25,000 and £50,000. A project can request 100% funding for eligible project costs up to a maximum of £50,000 to be shared between all partners.

Organisation

DSIT
Innovate UK

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Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £5 million in innovation projects. Funding for this opportunity is subject to business case approval by the Department for Science Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and HM Treasury.

These will be to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) driven solutions that address a business challenge or opportunity in target industry sectors:

  • construction
  • transport, including logistics and warehousing
  • creative industries (excluding marketing and advertising)
  • agriculture and food processing

The aim of this competition is to support innovative projects prompted by a challenge to business in an area of operations that can drive improvements in business productivity.

This competition supports the Government’s goals in the National AI Strategy in the transition to an AI-enabled economy through wider AI adoption across sectors.

Your proposal must:

  • address a business challenge in construction, transport including logistics and warehousing, creative industries or agriculture and food processing
  • demonstrate an increase in business productivity

Eligibility

Your project must:

  • have a grant funding request between £25,000 and £50,000
  • start by 1 September 2023
  • end by 29 February 2024
  • last between 4 and 6 months
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

To lead a project your organisation must:

The lead SME can only be involved in one application.

If an SME is not leading any application, it can collaborate in up to two applications. If you are successful in both applications you will be contacted and will need to justify you have the resources to deliver both projects.

An academic institution can collaborate on any number of applications.

Scope

The aim of this competition is to support innovative projects prompted by a challenge to business in an area of operations that can drive improvements in business productivity.

Your project must:

  • be a feasibility study to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven solutions
  • address a business challenge in construction, transport including logistics and warehousing, creative industries or agriculture and food processing
  • demonstrate an increase in business productivity
  • be a collaboration between an organisation seeking to adopt AI to address a business challenge or opportunity, with an organisation that can develop AI to help address this opportunity

Specific themes

Your project can focus on one or more of the following:

  • data driven decision making
  • automation of administrative tasks
  • project management optimization
  • supply chain optimisation and forecast models
  • waste management
  • intellectual property (IP) management
  • design

Briefing and support

An online briefing event was held on Wednesday 29th March, 1-2pm: click here to watch the recording.

If you want help to find a project partner, contact Innovate UK KTN’s BridgeAI or appropriate sector teams (AI, construction, transport, creative industries, agrifood).

Related Events and Recordings

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Mar
2023

Briefing Event: Feasibility studies for Artificial Intelligence solutions

13.00 - 14.00 | Online

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