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UK-Singapore Collaborative R&D

Fund Name

UK-Singapore Collaborative R&D

Project Length

24-36 months

Project Value

Up to £350k

Deadline

20.04.2022

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This competition has an open scope and aims to fund business-led collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects focused on industrial research. Your proposal must include at least one partner from the UK and one partner from Singapore.

The projects funded are expected to result in a new product, industrial process or service. They must be innovative, involve a technological risk, and have high market potential in the participating countries.

This opportunity is open to applications from 24/01/22.

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Fund Details

Your project must demonstrate:

  • a clear game-changing or disruptive innovative idea leading to new products, processes or services
  • a strong and deliverable business plan that addresses and documents, market potential and needs
  • sound, practical financial plans and timelines
  • good value for money which will always be a consideration in Innovate UK funding decisions
  • a clear, evidence-based plan to deliver significant economic impact, return on investment (ROI) and growth through commercialisation, as soon as possible after project completion
  • considerable potential to significantly benefit the UK economy or national productivity
  • the benefits of participants from the countries working together and how this adds value
  • a clear definition of where intellectual property (IP) can be used and shared between the participants and countries
  • a clear route to market within 2 to 3 years of project completion

Applications are particularly welcome from the following areas:

  • Advanced manufacturing and materials
  • Agrifood tech
  • Mobility and transport
  • Cybersecurity
  • Health and life sciences

Eligibility

UK project partners must carry out the majority of their project work in the UK and intend to exploit the results from or in the UK. The consortium must include at least one business registered in Singapore that is a separate, non-linked entity. 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. Projects should have a balanced contribution of the total eligible project costs among the partners from the participating partner countries.

To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered business of any size
  • be or involve at least one grant claiming UK registered SME
  • partner with a Singapore registered business, which must be a separate non-linked entity to the UK project partners

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

  • business of any size
  • academic institution
  • research and technology organisation (RTO)

Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone. Projects will NOT be funded that:

  • work on non-civilian applications
  • do not meet Innovate UK’s eligibility criteria
  • do not submit all mandatory documentation
  • request grant of more than £350,000 from Innovate UK
  • are dependent on export performance
  • are dependent on domestic inputs usage

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