Canada-UK Critical Minerals: Sustainability and Circularity Competition
Closing Date: 03/04/2024
UK registered organisations and Canadian SMEs can apply for grants for joint R&D projects focused on driving circularity in critical minerals.
This competition is jointly operated by Innovate UK (IUK) and the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
The aim of the competition is to support collaborative research and development (CR&D) through Canadian and UK partnerships, to assist the development and commercialisation of circular solutions for critical minerals.
Joint Canadian and UK project must focus on innovative technologies that enable the development and commercialisation of circular solutions for critical minerals and their supply chains. Projects should be focused on the minerals and not on the end application performance.
Proposals must demonstrate co-development, have a high innovation potential and address a technological challenge. They must include a plan for future exploitation leading to full commercialisation, and it must ensure all necessary environmental, social and governance (ESG) and regulatory challenges are addressed.