Funding is available for UK registered organisations for business-led innovation in resilient time, frequency and synchronisation.
This competition is administered by Innovate UK (IUK), the UK’s innovation agency, with funding from the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF).
IUK works with people, companies and partner organisations to de-risk, enable and support innovation, and promote UK economic growth. IUK is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) – a non-departmental public body, funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government through the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Innovate UK is working with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to invest in feasibility studies for innovation in the dissemination and application of resilient time, frequency and synchronisation (TFS). Accurate, ubiquitous and trusted sources of time and frequency underpin technology advances such as digital transformation, telecommunications, automation and autonomy.
The aim of this competition is to:
Support and enable business-led innovation across the UK supply chain in resilient TFS for the development of products, services and end user applications.
Develop a TFS ecosystem and capability for relevant industries and critical national infrastructure.
Disrupt and create new markets to improve the provision of TFS.
Proposals must deliver a feasibility study for an innovative development and demonstrate a route to market. IUK will fund feasibility projects across the key development areas of distribution; trust; assurance and security; resilience.
Projects must be focused on one or more of these development areas relating to the dissemination of TFS:
Protocols and algorithms
Projects should lead to the following types of impact for the UK:
Economic, including new revenue, cost savings, other economic impacts.
National capability in TFS.