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  • The Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) provides financial assistance for projects that will:

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Priority will be given to projects which require investment levels above £400,000 (the upper limit of the existing District Heating Loan Scheme)
    Sector of Activity:
    Ocean renewable energy
    Research & innovation
  • The SFI Partnership Schemes aim to provide a flexible mechanism by which SFI can build strategic collaborations with key partners such as industry, funding agencies, charities, philanthropic organisations or higher education institutes (HEIs) with the goal of co-funding outstanding opportunities.

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • Aims to provide funding for commercial activities such as:
    • Commissioning expert advice from sector specialists on the best commercial development strategy for a business idea
    • Completing a market assessment to determine likely potential, competition and opportunities

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Applications will be in the region of £7-10k (fEC)
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • SMART: SCOTLAND provides grants to Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland. The grant helps you undertake technical feasibility studies and research and development (R&D) projects that have a commercial endpoint.

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    Budget: 
    Feasibility studies must last between 6 and 18 months, and the maximum grant is £100,000 R&D projects must last between 6 and 36 months, and the maximum grant is £600,000
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • Like the SFI Research Centres, the SFI Spokes programme will help link scientists and engineers in partnerships across academia and industry to address crucial research questions, foster the development of new and existing Ireland-based technology companies, attract industry that could make an im

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    The total request for salary and subsistence for a 12 month visit cannot exceed €150,000 and must be appropriately pro-rated for shorter term visits
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • Aims to help scientists add an international dimension to their BBSRC-funded research by making and establishing new contacts with international counterparts.

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Funding is limited to travel and subsistence costs only and does not usually exceed £5k
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • The purpose of the study is to provide the necessary information to enable the company (and Enterprise Ireland) to come to firm conclusions regarding the project's viability.

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    The maximum grant funding available for a Technical Feasibility Study is 50% of eligible expenditures to a maximum grant of up to €35,000
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) accelerate business innovation by supporting knowledge exchange with academic institutions.

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • Whilst many companies are seeking to strengthen their key offering in target markets through developing novel products and services, some may be relatively new to formal R&D processes. The R&D Fund - Small Projects provision is to support companies

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    € 150.000
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • This award is run jointly with Brazil's São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). It aims:
    • To pump-prime collaborations between scientists in the UK and the São Paulo State, Brazil
    • To promote the exchange of scientists and access to facilities and materials

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Typically up to £35k over 2-years will be provided for the UK partners
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation

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