Launch of Research and Innovation Call for proposals in Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough LEP area.
A Research and Innovation Call for Proposals has been launched under the European Regional Development Fund stream of the European Structural and Investment Funds for Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough.
Grants from a minimum of £500,000 are available to run a project promoting research and innovation in the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough LEP area, specifically promoting business investment in research and innovation.
Eligible activities covered by the Call include developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the Higher Education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation.
Other activities include supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advance manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies.
The total budget for the call is £500,000. It is anticipated that funding will be awarded for up to three years and projects must cover the Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough LEP area.
The deadline for outline applications is 20 April 2018.