1 November 2018
Business desk

LOOKING FOR FUNDING FOR YOUR BUSINESS INNOVATIONS?

We’ve rounded up the relevant public funding and competitions that have been announced and are open for applications in August. You can also find out more about public and private funding sources in our online directory

Audience of the Future Production Innovation for Immersive Content

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8m for research and development projects to create faster, more efficient immersive content. Closes 28 November

Amplified

Nesta’s new funding programme, Amplified offers support for cultural and creative organisations to develop digital ideas that improve people’s lives. Register your interest by 14 November

Open Grant Funding competition: round 3

Up to £20m funding available to deliver game changing or disruptive innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy. Register by 14 November

Innovation Loans: September 2018 open competition

Innovate UK’s £50m pilot of Innovation Loans to fund later stage R&D with a strong commercial route to market culminates with a £10m open competition for SMEs and micro-businesses. Briefing events are also running throughout October. Register by 14 November – check out the webcast

RIA Research and Innovation Action

As immersive technologies are transforming the ways in which people communicate, interact and share information, this will have a direct impact on industries across the European Union. Closes 14 November

SBRI: Tourism AR Challenge

Organisations can apply for a share of £200,000 to develop tourism-focused innovations using Augmented Reality. Tourism NI, working in conjunction with partners Digital Catapult NI and the Department for the Economy, are looking for innovative AR solutions to contribute to visitor journeys in Northern Ireland. Closes 19 November

UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme: fast track collaborative R&D expression of interest

UK organisations can apply for a share £1.25m for an instantly deployable solution for real time tracking of firefighters at incidents. Closes 21 November

JLAB Challenge

John Lewis and Partners are looking for seek innovative ideas to deliver more inspirational and immersive in store shopping experience. Closes 25 November

Institute of Coding: Future Projects Fund

The Institute of Coding is inviting submissions to its £2.3m Future Projects Fund, to enhance higher-level digital skills provision and inclusivity. Closes 25 November

UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme: fast track collaborative R&D expression of interest

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £8m to carry out collaborative R&D, collaborative fast-track and feasibility projects that enhance the UK’s position in civil aerospace. Closes 5 December

LOROS 360 Film competition

LOROS are holding a VR for Good 360 film competition with prizes of up to £6,000. Help them to transform the lives of people living with a terminal illness or limited mobility by using VR to create mesmerising 360 experiences. Closes 23 November

Regional Angel investment accelerator pilot: finding group partners

Angel groups can apply to partner with Innovate UK to distribute grant funding alongside their investment. Opens 29 October

ESA Virtual and Augmented Reality Kick-Start

Up to €60k funding per activity for companies to exploit one or more space assets, including satellite communications, satellite navigation, earth observation, human space flight technology. Closes 25 February

European Funding: Horizon 2020 ICT 25 Interactive Technologies

Better exploiting opportunities offered by multi-user interactions, research and developing technologies augmenting human interaction in groups within a professional and private context. Or developing future interactive systems offering higher quality experiences. There are lots of other opportunities, such as research in geolocation, flexible and wearable technologies. Read more

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