This week has seen Innovate UK launch many new funding competitions that are especially relevant to electronic vehicles, battery technology, low carbon technologies, business productivity, AI and machine learning. Why not take a look and see if you have a project that be taken to the next level with extra funds.  It may seem a little daunting, especially if you have not done this before, but we are on hand to provide support. You also have the chance to shape the content of VentureFest North East’s  ‘People’s Choice Programme’ using Newcastle University Open Lab’s Event Movement platform, the power is in your hands – use it well!

To see all the innovation challenge projects on our website please click here or for more information contact me here.

Latest Challenges

Connected and autonomous vehicles  – Technical solutions needed for connected and autonomous vehicle features that provide real-world benefits to users. Link here.

Batteries for electronic vehicles – Call for a range of projects that address technical or commercial challenges of the electrified vehicle battery supply.  Link here.

Low Carbon automotive technologies – Call for projects that can deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 emissions and improvements in air quality and strengthen UK capability and develop the UK’s supply chain in the field of low carbon vehicles.  Link here.

Eureka Euro Stars 2 – Funding to support SMEs working on high-quality research and development projects across national borders.  Link here.

Business productivity portal – Innovative solutions needed to help businesses at all levels (leaders, management and employees) access new opportunities to improve productivity in the workplace.  Link here.

Improving operations through machine learnings (SBRI) – Opportunity to demonstrate technical feasibility of using machine learning to help Innovate UK reduce costs and work more efficiently. Link here.