Canada-UK Ocean Collaborative R&D: Expression of Interest
£165k - £500k
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with Canada’s Ocean Supercluster to invest a combined total of up to £4 million in innovation projects that can involve a collaboration of industry and academia. The funding will support projects to deliver innovative outcomes in ocean technology.
This is stage 1 of a 2-stage competition.
1. Expression of Interest (EOI) (this competition): your proposal is reviewed by Innovate UK. Your Canadian partners’ proposal has been reviewed by Ocean Supercluster Canada. Innovate UK and Ocean Supercluster are responsible for the decision to progress your EoI proposal to stage 2. There is no funding in this stage, funding will be awarded in stage 2.
2. Full-stage application (FSA) (invite only): if you are successful in this EoI competition, you will be invited to apply to the full-stage competition. Your proposal will be subject to an independent assessment by Innovate UK. Your Canadian partners’ proposal will be reviewed by Ocean Supercluster Canada. You will receive feedback on your application from Innovate UK. The Canadian partners in your project will receive feedback from Ocean Supercluster Canada.
The aim of this competition is to foster and support collaborative research and development (CR&D) through Canadian and UK partnerships.
Your joint Canadian and UK projects must focus on innovations in ocean technology.
Your project must demonstrate:
Innovate UK particularly encourages projects that:
This application is for an Expression Of Interest (EoI). No funding will be awarded at this stage. If you are successful, then you will be invited to apply for funding in the full stage competition.
Your project must:
In order to receive any grant funding, your project proposal must be successful on both sides of the consortium and be invited to apply for the full stage. If successful at full stage, UK participants will receive grant funding from Innovate UK and Canadian participants will receive grant funding from Ocean Supercluster. UK participants must be part of an application submitted to Innovate UK. Canadian partners must submit a parallel application to Ocean Supercluster.
All businesses in a consortium must be separate legal and non-linked entities. This is to ensure that projects encourage genuine international collaboration, not internal company research. Linked companies are considered a single entity under the parent company.
To lead a UK application your organisation must: