A joint call for ocean energy demonstration projects, this will provide funding to companies and research organisations to deliver collaborative projects to demonstrate and validate ocean energy technologies.
Funding in Scotland will be used to support wave and tidal stream technologies.
The approximate funding available for Scottish organisations is £5.2 million (6 million Euro). This includes funding from the Scottish Government and anticipated top-up from the European Commission. Funding is available across Scotland. Companies registered and operating in Scotland can apply; Scottish research organisations must be working with a Scottish company to qualify for funding.
This will be a two Stage call, with the deadline for Stage 1 on 26th May 2017 and selection of projects by the end of 2017.
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Converge Challenge focuses on practical hands-on training with participants taking part in an intensive entrepreneurial development programme that includes: 1-2-1 bespoke advice and support, mentoring, pitching experience and networking opportunities. Participants ultimately develop and submit a comprehensive business plan for their company, product and/or service. An expert panel of judges made up of leading entrepreneurs and investors from across the business community will assess the business plans and select the winners that will be announced at an awards ceremony at Glasgow Science Centre in September.
In 2017, the total prize fund is valued at over £150,000. In addition to a cash prize, winning projects receive a comprehensive business support package from selected partner organisations.
- For more detailed information, please click here for the Converge Challenge website.
Funding Call - Structural Materials and Manufacturing Processes
Wave Energy Scotland’s (WES) third funding Call for Structural Materials and Manufacturing Processes is now open and may be of interest to the following sectors: automotive, manufacturing, materials science, biotechnology, naval architecture, shipping, construction, oil and gas, aerospace, and power generation. The total for the call is £3M with applications sought for up to £250,000 +VAT.
The brokerage event on August 9th provides opportunities for applicants to meet members of the Scottish industry and investigate new partnerships or collaborations. The presentations from the brokerage event will be made available. Registration is essential. The deadline for applications is 8th September.
Further details are available on the Wave Energy Scotland website.
TRANSFORMATIONAL LOW CARBON DEMONSTRATOR – INVITATION FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
The Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP) has launched an invitation for financial support for large scale transformational infrastructure projects in Scotland.
Projects must be of a significant scale and have a total project value of up to £40 million. This LCITP invitation will provide financial support for up to 50% of the total capital value of the project (up to £20 million), where capital value covers financial costs, (such as purchasing of physical assets) associated with the build and installation of an exemplar project. The successful project(s) will be innovative in design, incorporate one or more low carbon technologies, and demonstrate economic, social and low carbon benefits for Scotland. Further information on eligibility criteria, timescales and how to submit an Expression of Interest is available on the LCITP website.
The closing date for receipt of Expression of Interest Forms is 17:00 on 14 September 2016
Santander Universities SME Internship Programme - Grants to employ a Heriot-Watt Graduate
The Santander Universities SME Internship Programme offers SMEs a subsidy to part-pay the costs of employing a final year undergraduate, postgraduate student or graduate (within two years of graduation), on a fixed term project – usually 12 weeks - identified by you, the company.
The programme is open to any small and medium sized UK company with between 2 - 250 employees and a turnover of less than £50m, which can define a three month full-time or maximum sixteen week part-time placement project suitable for a student or graduate to work on in-house.
More information at https://www.santanderuniversities.co.uk/enterprise/learn/SME-internships
If you are interested please send an EOI to K.Beattie@hw.ac.uk