Fund Name: UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme
Project Length: Total project costs and project duration should be appropriate and in proportion to the planned objectives
Project Value: Share of £150M this year
The UK Aerospace Research and Technology (UKART) Programme represents a £3.9 billion joint government and industry investment to maintain and grow the UK’s competitive position in civil aerospace.
Fund Name: Smart waste tracking data collection, storage and reporting services
Project Length: Expected to start by 31 October 2018.
Project Value: Share of £400,000
UK householders and businesses generate around 200 million tonnes of waste each year. Nationally and globally, waste presents a real challenge.
Fund Name: Meridian 2: connected vehicles data exchange
Project Length: Up to 12 months
Project Value: Share of £5M
UK businesses or research and technology organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million to create the world’s best connected vehicles data exchange or trading platform.
Fund Name: Inspect, maintain and repair in extreme environments
Project Length: It must start by January 2019 and be completed by March 2021.
Project Value: Total costs between £2 million and £6 million
Individuals can apply to join a 5-day collaborative workshop to develop project proposals to use robotic and AI systems to service infrastructures in challenging environments. Projects will be funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
Fund Name: Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge
Project Length: Not stated
Project Value: £100K
The Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge is a worldwide renowned startup competition designed specifically to address the needs of deeptech entrepreneurs across several different industries and technologies.
Fund Name: Meridian 3: autonomous highway, rural and parking test facilities
Project Length: Up to 18 months
Project Value: Share of £25M
UK businesses and research and technology organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million to create the second phase of the UK connected and autonomous vehicle test ‘ecosystem’.
Fund Name: Manufacturing readiness and scale up of genomic analysis technologies
Project Length: 3-5 months
Project Value: Share of £5M
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £5 million in innovation projects.
Fund Name: Creating a network of digital pathology, imaging and AI centres
Project Length: TBA
Project Value: Share of £50M
Up to £50 million is available to establish centres of excellence in digital pathology and/or medical imaging with artificial intelligence (AI).
Fund Name: Transforming accountancy, insurance and legal services with AI and data
Project Length: 1 - 2 years
Project Value: Share of £12M
UK business and research organisations can apply for a share of £12 million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. This is to develop AI and data enabled products and services within accountancy, insurance and legal services.