UK Research and Innovation invites expressions of interest - Closing date: Wednesday 18 April 2018, 12:00pm

19 March 2018

UK Research and Innovation is inviting expressions of interest to identify the next wave of challenges to be supported under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). ISCF funding comes from UK Research and Innovation, business and the public sector working in partnership.

The aim of this open expression of interest (EoI) is to identify the main challenges faced by industry and society in the UK. We want to understand the level of demand for innovation funding in order to address them.

Your proposal must identify the challenge and explain what the impact would be if it were solved. Provide evidence of strong industry demand for funding and identify what market opportunities a solution would create.

Explain what is preventing this challenge from being solved and why UK companies and research organisations are well-placed to tackle it.

This EoI is not a competition for funding in itself but a way for you to identify the main challenges for your industry. These challenges may then be addressed by ISCF. Expressions of interest are welcome from industry-led consortia (that can include QMUL as research partner).
Your application must focus on one of the government’s 4 ‘grand challenges’, which are:

• putting the UK at the forefront of the artificial intelligence and big data revolution
• maximising advantages to UK industry from the global shift to clean growth
• becoming a world leader in shaping the future of mobility
• harnessing the power of innovation to meet the needs of an ageing society

Competition closes: Wednesday 18 April 2018 12:00pm

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