IUK Launches EUREKA: Singapore Open Competition

EUREKA, in partnership with Enterprise Singapore, are coordinating this GlobalStars funding competition for research and development (R&D) projects under the EUREKA programme, which is administered by the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK (IUK).

IUK is investing in UK businesses leading collaborative research and development (R&D) projects which will develop innovative proposals with Singapore and other EUREKA countries.

Projects should result in a new product, industrial process or service, be innovative and involve a technological risk. The competition scope is open, however, applications are encouraged in:

medical technology;

smart mobility and logistics;

advanced manufacturing.

Projects must focus on industrial research but can include experimental development activities if IUK considers it appropriate.

Applications must be collaborative. UK-based businesses of any size should lead a project. They must involve at least one UK-based SME, unless the lead themselves is an SME. The lead applicant should collaborate with a lead organisation in Singapore.

IUK has allocated up to £1 million to fund innovation projects in this competition. Total eligible costs per project are expected to be between £100,000 and £1 million. This includes costs from all partners, from the UK and all other countries. The total grant available to the UK applicants is up to £350,000 per project.

The competition is now open, with a deadline for registrations of 19 September 2019 and a closing date for full applications a week later, on 26 September 2019.

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