Royal Academy of Engineering
For a full list of programmes running between July - December 2017, click here.
RAEng/The Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships (Sept)
Research Fellowships and Engineering for Development Research Fellowships (Sept)
Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships (Sept)
Ingenious Public Engagement Awards
Enterprise Fellowships (Oct)
Frontiers of Engineering for Development (Sept & Dec)
Grant Funding Call: APC8: Anchoring low carbon technology in the UK
Closes 27th September 2017
The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is to invest up to £35 million in a number of collaborative research and development (R&D) pre-production match-funded projects for low carbon automotive technologies. Projects must demonstrate the development of technologies based around one or more of the Automotive Council’s 'sticky' technologies. There is more detail in the scope and on page 6 of the guidance for applicants.
These projects are required to:
•deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 emissions and improvements in air quality
•strengthen UK capability and develop the UK’s supply chain in the field of low carbon vehicles
Total eligible project costs should range from £5 million to £40 million. They should range between 18 and 42 months. Projects must be collaborative and business-led, with a clear demonstrable route to market.
For more information, click here.
Grant Funding Call: Innovation in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems - feasibility studies
Closes 18th October 2017
Working with The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are providing funding of £20 million for innovative projects that develop future vehicle-to-grid (V2G) products, services and knowledge. This amount will be shared between 3 competitions.
This competition is for collaborative feasibility studies. Proposals should investigate future business models, consumer engagement approaches, and on and off-vehicle technologies and standards.
Find more information here.
Grant Funding Call: Innovation in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems - real-world demonstrators
Closes: 18th October 2017
Working with The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are providing funding of £20 million for innovative projects that develop future V2G products, services and knowledge. This amount will be shared between 3 competitions.
V2G is a system where plug-in electric vehicles, such as battery electric cars (BEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV), return electricity to the power grid (with consent from their users). This is usually in return for a financial reward or benefit.
This competition is for V2G demonstrator trials in real-world environments at scale.
Click here for more.
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.
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