Open call for research and innovation ideas

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The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has made an open call for research and innovation ideas to address Covid-19.

The UKRI works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.

The UKRI will support proposals of up to 18 months duration which aim to meet one of the following:

  • new research or innovation with a clear impact pathway that has the potential (within the period of the award) delivering a significant contribution to the understanding of, and response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Provide support to the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential
  • gathering critical data and resources quickly for future research use

Proposals will be accepted from those normally eligible to apply for UKRI funding. 

This includes any company or SME that would normally be eligible for Innovate UK grant support.

You will need to show that you can start work within 4 weeks of the funding being confirmed.

Proposals with potential to directly deliver a public health impact in the next twelve months, and which have not already been submitted to the Initiative’s earlier calls.

There is no specific closing date – proposals can be submitted at any time.

For further information please visit the Knowledge Transfer Network website.