Competition opens: 17 April 2023
Competition closes: 26 July 2023, 12pm
Applicants notified: 18 September 2023
Project start date & duration: 1 January 2024, between 18 and 36 months in duration
UK-Swiss collaborative innovations which are game-changing/disruptive and will lead to the development of commercial products, processes, or technical services. Projects must have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the cooperation between the two jurisdictions, for example, increased innovation capability, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, new fields of application. There must be at least one research technology organisation (RTO) registered either in the UK or in Switzerland as a collaborative partner in the project.
Proposals must demonstrate a strong and deliverable business plan, including market potential and needs, the benefits and added value of participants from the UK and Switzerland working together, a clear route to market within 2-3 years of project completion and a clear definition of where IP can be used and shared between the participants and countries. Projects must have sound financial plans and timelines, provide clear, considerable potential to significantly benefit the UK economy or national productivity and have an evidence-based plan to deliver ROI and growth through commercialisation within 2-3 years of project completion.
Projects that will not be funded
Projects that do not have a collaboration agreement with a Swiss registered business entity funded under the equivalent Innosuisse programme for their project, those that do not include at least one RTO registered in either the UK or Switzerland.
- Subsidy Control and EC State Aid funding rules apply.
- Must be collaborative projects led by a UK registered business, of any size, and include at least one separate, non-linked Swiss registered business applying for funding from Innosuisse.
- Must include at least one RTO registered in either Switzerland or the UK as a collaborative partner in the project.
- 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.
- Subcontractors are allowed, preferably UK or Switzerland based, with appropriate and justified costs.
- UK maximum grant funding request of £400,000 (£2M pot from Innovate UK).
For Feasibility Studies or Industrial Research 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 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
Research organisations in your consortium can share up to 30% of the UK total eligible project costs.
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.
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