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Feasibility studies for Artificial Intelligence solutions

Fund Name

Feasibility studies for Artificial Intelligence solutions

Project Length

4-6 months

Project Value

£25k - £50k

Deadline

24.05.2023

Innovate UK will invest in the development of 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
  • agriculture and food processing

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Fund details

This competition aims 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

Projects Innovate UK will not fund:

  • in marketing and advertising
  • that do not demonstrate an increase in business productivity

Innovate UK cannot fund projects that:

  • involve primary production in fishery and aquaculture
  • involve primary production in agriculture
  • have activities relating to the purchase of road freight transport
  • are not allowed under De minimis regulation restrictions
  • are not eligible to receive Minimal Financial Assistance
  • are dependent on export performance, for example, giving an award to a baker on the condition that they export a certain quantity of bread to another country
  • are dependent on domestic inputs usage, for example, giving an award to a baker on the condition that they use 50% UK flour in their product

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:

  • be a UK-registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • collaborate with one other UK micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or academic institution

To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be a UK registered:

  • micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
  • academic institution

Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.

You can use subcontractors from overseas but must make the case in your application as to why you could not use suppliers from the UK.

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