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Multiple funding & business support opportunities for SMEs
& academics in the digital sector

 

 

SETsquared is the link between world class University digital technology research teams and fast-growth start-ups and scale-ups developing breakthrough technology for the new decade. So far, through our Scale-Up Programme we’ve supported over 80 bids, over a third of which have been successfully awarded.

With up to £15k of funded support available per proposal, the team will help you to:

identify high-potential funding calls

frame your grant project proposal

commission a professional bid writer (subject to internal panel review)

project manage the consortium development and bid submission

attend conferences and travel to meet partners (where possible) to build your project consortium

For companies, we can also help link you to the considerable research expertise of the our Scale-Up Partner Universities – Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey and provide opportunities to join consortia.

We are here to help you build relationships with research institutes and write compelling funding proposals. We’ve identified some key Government funding calls, listed below, for which we can provide support. We keep this list as up to date as possible, but if you have another specific funding call you want to submit an application for, please contact us. So if you are considering a bid to any of these funding calls now is the time to apply for this support to boost your chances of success. We welcome early stage discussions to check the viability and feasibility of grant proposal ideas before you commit.

Our Scale-Up Programme provides a broad range of support to innovative, growing SMEs, if you’re not looking for support to bid for R&D funding, check out our main Scale-Up landing page to find out more.

Supported funding calls

Manufacturing made smarter: digital supply chain, feasibility studies

Apply for grant funding towards feasibility studies into digital technologies to transform supply chains in UK manufacturing.

Help UK manufacturing supply chains to develop digital technologies to become more efficient, productive, flexible, resilient.

Your project must develop a supply chain integration or optimisation idea and design a project to test the concepts. It must focus on a digital application and include at least one SME (total eligible project costs £250,000 to £500,000, up to 6 months duration).

Projects might address real-time tracking of products through the supply chain, inventory management, waste reduction.

Apply now to engage with collaborative R&D researchers  at SETsquared partner universities and potentially receive paid-for grant writing support for your application.

Applications for funding close 11am 7 October 2020

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Manufacturing made smarter: digital supply chain, industrial research

Apply for grant funding towards an industrial research project in digital technologies to transform supply chains in UK manufacturing.

The aim of this competition is to encourage the use of digital technologies to enable more efficient, productive, flexible, resilient and sustainable UK manufacturing supply chains. Projects should seek to integrate and optimise these supply chains.

Total eligible project costs must be between £1 million and £3 million, with grant funding requested no more that 50% of total eligible costs. Projects must include at least one SME.

The project output must include a tested proposal for digital solutions to address the problems your project identifies. This is an opportunity to engage a broad consortium, including academic collaborators, end-customers and other partners.

Apply now to engage with collaborative R&D researchers  at SETsquared partner universities and potentially receive paid-for grant writing support for your application.

Applications for funding close 11am 7 October 2020

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5G enabled road and rail transport trials in the West Midlands, round 2

If you’re developing new services and products that improve road and rail operational efficiency, better-connected transport or improved traveller experience, SETsquared can support you to apply for funding through the 5G Enabled Road & Rail Transport Trials competition. Your project would need to research and validate improvements 5G can bring to your products and services, in partnership with sector organisations in the West Midlands. SETsquared can help you to establish an impressive consortium including our University partners, to increase your chances of winning grant funding up to £500k.

Apply now to engage with collaborative R&D researchers  at SETsquared partner universities and potentially receive paid-for grant writing support for your application.

Applications for funding close 11am 2 December 2020

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Application form

If you wish to apply for funding and support for the R&D opportunities shown above either to send complete the form below to join the Scale Up Programme as an associate – which is free and without commitment. Read a guide on how to make a good application

 

Alternatively, if you are unsure which opportunity is for you still complete the form below and we will get in touch to discuss your proposal and check it’s in scope for the support programme.

Associate membership of the Scale Up programme is open to any company who meets the criteria and is free of charge. Full Membership will be offered to companies who access the CR&D proposal development support or investment raising support services. Full membership is subject to payment by the member company of a one-off fee and Membership is valid for one year. For the year 2019/20 the Membership Fee is £1,600 ex VAT. Any eligible company can waive the fee under the De Minimis State aid regulation (Commission Regulation (EU) NO 1470/2013) (DMR) providing they have not received in excess of 200,000EUR of aid within a 3 year period . This requires eligible companies to complete a Statement of Previous Aid declaration

The Scale-Up Programme is a partnership between: