Through this Innovate UK (IUK) competition, businesses and their partners can access funding to support feasibility studies, industrial research and experimental development projects that address the challenges of transitioning to a circular economy.
Applications will be accepted from UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) businesses. Businesses may work alone or in partnership with other businesses of any size, academic institutions, research and technology organisations (RTOs), public sector organisations or not-for-profit organisations. Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone.
Collaborative applications must either include at least one of the UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centres as a project partner, or include a letter of support from one of the centres.
The broad spectrum of circular economy approaches are within scope, including:
All project work must be carried out in the UK.
IUK has allocated up to £1 million to fund innovation projects in this competition. Each project's total eligible costs must be between £50,000 and £100,000.
How To Apply
- Open: 11 October 2021
- Competition closing date: 8 December 2021 (11:00 GMT)
Applicants are encouraged to read the general guidance for applicants to help their chances of submitting a quality application.
Those requiring more information should contact the competition helpline on 0300 321 4357 or email [email protected]
More details can be accessed here