Innovative energy projects can apply for a share of up to £15 million of funding.
Innovate UK aims to support businesses working to develop “emerging” and “enabling” technologies that could be the basis for industries worth billions of pounds in the future.
Emerging technologies are newly developed sciences, where the best application and value is yet to be realised – this includes quantum sciences, graphene and 2D materials, biofilms, energy harvesting and synthetic biology.
Enabling technologies are generally more widely applicable and can be used to improve a range of existing industries.
Possible areas to be advanced include robotics for machine learning, sensors and photonics for compound semiconductors and satellites for earth observation.
Competition proposals must demonstrate significant innovation, be applicable to more than one sector and improve growth, productivity or create export opportunities for at least one small or medium-sized enterprise.
The deadline for registration is midday on the 3rd of May 2017.
A briefing event for potential applicants will be held on the 8th of March 2017.