Industrial Strategy Funding Opportunities Industrial Strategy Funding Opportunities

Industrial Strategy summary

The UK Industrial Strategy White Paper has the objective of delivering increased prosperity across society and for the whole of the UK.

It has identified that one of the key elements required to deliver this objective is to increase productivity, and many of the elements within the Industrial Strategy are directed towards enabling this.

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Immediate Funding Opportunities

One of the immediate outcomes of the Industrial Strategy is the increase in HEIF to UEA, to support relevant knowledge exchange.

UEA has created the following opportunities for staff to bid in to. Before applying, it is recommended that staff contact their School Project Officer. RIN will then be able to allocate the most relevant support for the application.

Industrial Strategy Proof of Concept Fund - awards up to £20,000

Applications should be made using the existing Innovation Proof of Concept Fund application form but accompanied with an additional short explanation (approx. 200 words) on how the application is relevant to the Industrial Strategy.

Deadlines for submission will be the same as for the normal Innovation Proof of Concept Fund. Innovation Proof of Concept Fund Deadlines.

Industrial Strategy Development Fund - awards up to £50,000

Applications should be made using the existing Innovation Development Fund application form but accompanied with an additional short explanation (approx. 200 words) on how the application is relevant to the Industrial Strategy.

Deadlines for submission will be the same as for the normal Innovation Development Fund. Innovation Development Fund Deadlines.

Academic secondment to business - single award up to £30,000

Anybody wishing to undertake a secondment to business should contact Jon Carter as Secretary to the Innovation Executive in the first instance to discuss the potential opportunity.

It should be noted that requests from early career stage researchers are welcome.

External business visit to UEA - single award up to £5,000

Anybody wishing to invite an external from business should contact Jon Carter as Secretary to the Innovation Executive in the first instance to discuss the potential opportunity.

It is envisaged that the grant will cover travel and accommodation costs for the visitor.

Applications are particularly welcome for visitors who might be able to facilitate multiple interactions across a number of different research groups.

Industrial Strategy Seedcorn Funding

This funding will be available for a range of activities that could support UEA's response to the Industrial Strategy but will be primarily focused on developing multi-disciplinary activities.

Eligible activity could include support for a meeting drawing together researchers from different disciplines to consider one of the Four Grand Challenges or pump priming for multi-disciplinary collaborations.

Anybody wishing to apply for Seedcorn Funding should contact Jon Carter as Secretary to the Innovation Executive in the first instance to discuss the potential opportunity.