UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with Singapore
Competition opens: Monday 24 January 2022
Competition closes: Wednesday 20 April 2022 11:00am
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £3 million in innovation projects in partnership with Enterprise Singapore. This competition has an open scope.
The aim of this competition is 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.
The organisers would particularly welcome applications from the following sectors:
- Advanced manufacturing and materials
- Agrifood tech
- Mobility and transport
- Health and life sciences
In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process. This competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated.
UK applicants can apply for a maximum grant of up to £350,000 for a project.
Who can apply
Your project must:
- apply for a maximum grant of up to £350,000
- start by 1 September 2022
- end by 31 August 2025
- last between 24 and 36 months
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. No more than 70% of the total project costs can be claimed by any single partner or by all partners from a single participating country.
Each organisation will receive funding from its respective national funding body.
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
Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be a UK registered:
- business of any size
- academic institution
- research and technology organisation (RTO)
Each UK partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate on a project. Once accepted, partners will be asked to log in or to create an account and enter their own project costs into the Innovation Funding service.
If collaborating with other UK registered organisations, the lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition, but they are limited to no more than 20% of the total eligible costs of the UK participation.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
We expect all subcontractor costs to be justified and appropriate to the total eligible project costs.
Number of applications
A UK registered business can lead on one application but can be included as a collaborator in a further 2 applications.
If a UK registered business is not leading any application, it can collaborate in up to 3 applications.
A UK registered academic institution or RTO can collaborate on any number of applications.
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