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  • The Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) provides financial assistance for projects that will: • Deliver energy from a renewable source, reduce the cost of renewable energy or provide key solutions for renewable energy generation • Provide benefit to the economy of Scotland
    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
  • This application should be used for projects relating to: • innovation in fisheries • improving the value of your fishery products, improving the quality of your fishery products, or how to use unwanted catches
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity:
    Fish for animal feeding
    Fish for human consumption
    Prevent and protect against illegal movement of people and goods
    Protection of habitats
    Traceability and security of goods supply chains
  • 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 impor
    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
  • This application should be used for projects relating to: • diversification of income • improving health and safety • start-up support for young fishermen • limitation of the impact of fishing on the marine environment and adaptation of fishing to the protection of species
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    As described in guidance
    Sector of Activity:
    Environmental monitoring
    Prevent and protect against illegal movement of people and goods
    Protection of habitats
  • 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
  • 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.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    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

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