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Developing sustainable plastic packaging: apply for funding


Businesses can apply for a share of up to £37 million to support projects that look at ways to radically reduce waste from plastic packaging.


Most of it has a very short use, with 95% lost to the economy and between 8 and 12 million tonnes ending up in the oceans. Governments have recognised the need to address this challenge.


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BuffaloGrid: connecting the next 1 billion to the internet


Smart energy business supported by Innovate UK aims to power a smartphone revolution that will help drive wealth and wellbeing in the developing world.


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Horizon 2020: what it is and how to apply for funding


UK scientists, researchers and businesses can continue to participate in Horizon 2020 programmes and receive EU grant funding for the lifetime of individual projects.


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UK-Canada: enhancing agricultural productivity and sustainability


UK SMEs can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.


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February 2020 expression of interest: ATI programme


The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Programme provides funding for industrial research and capital projects to encourage innovation in UK civil aerospace.


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Trialling new rail technologies: apply for contracts


Organisations can apply for a share of up to £9.4 million to show how new technologies could improve rail services for passengers and operators.


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Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2020


Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy.



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New appointments to Innovate UK’s council


UK Research and Innovation has appointed two new members to Innovate UK’s council – Isabel Fox, a General Partner and manager of an early stage deep-tech fund and Matt Clifford MBE, cofounder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, the leading global talent investor.


Innovate UK’s council is responsible both for advising the executive chair and making decisions, as delegated to it by the UKRI Board and sets overall objectives and direction.



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