Competition closes: 7 June 2023 11:00am
Applicants notified: 1 September 2023
Project start date: 1 December 2023
Projects addressing any technological area aimed at the development of a new product, process or service. Your collaborative R&D proposal must demonstrate:
- a clear game-changing or disruptive innovative idea leading to new products, processes or service
- a strong and deliverable business proposal within your application that addresses and documents, market potential and needs
- sound, practical financial plans and timelines representing good value for money
- how you intend to deliver significant economic impact, return on investment (ROI) and growth through commercialisation, within 2 to 3 years of project completion
- clear potential to significantly benefit the UK economy or national productivity
- the benefit of participants from the countries working together and how this adds value
- a clear definition of where intellectual property can be used and shared between the participants and countries
- a clear route to market within 2 to 3 years of project completion
- Projects must be collaborative and all businesses in a consortium must be separate legal and non-linked entities.
- With a well-balanced consortium, meaning no more than 60% of the total project costs can be claimed by any single partner or by all partners from a single participating country.
- UK partners must carry out their project work in the UK and exploit the results from or in the UK.
- UK participants must submit an application to Innovate UK and German partners must submit an application to the German ZIM programme. Both UK and German applications must be successful to receive grant funding.
- To lead a project from the UK side, you must be a UK registered business of any size, collaborate with at least one German registered SME and be or involve at least one UK SME.
- UK research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 50% of the total grant request.
- Subsidy Control and State Aid funding rules
- Project duration: between 12-36 months
Your project’s UK partners grant funding request must not exceed £400,000 in total.
For Feasibility Studies or Industrial Research (TRL2-TRL5) you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
- up to 70% if you are a micro or small organisation
- up to 60% if you are a medium-sized organisation
- up to 50% if you are a large organisation
For Experimental Development (TRL6-7) you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
- up to 45% if you are a micro or small organisation
- up to 35% if you are a medium-sized organisation
- up to 25% if you are a large organisation
How PNO can support you
The UK team has a strong track record in securing some of the most competitive national and European grants on behalf of its clients, with a full understanding of how a project should be presented to stand the highest chance of success. Each year in the UK alone, we are responsible for the submission of more than 100 funding applications across all sectors and priority areas. Based on this extensive experience, through careful project selection and using key insight into how a project should be best positioned, we consistently achieve success rates that are more than 5 times the typical success rates for UK national schemes and EU programmes.
For further information or to discuss a project idea please contact PNO Consultants 0161 488 3488 | email@example.com | https://www.pnoconsultants.com/uk/