Technology Strategy Board competitions
Feasibility studies: Nutrition for life - providing safe and healthy foods
Call opens: 20 May 2013
Call registration closes: 26 June 2013, noon
Call application deadline: 3 July 2013, noon
Briefing event: 21 May 2013
The Technology Strategy Board (TSB), together with BBSRC and Scottish Enterprise, is to invest up to £8.5M to stimulate innovation in the food and drink sector.
About this competition
Sitting between primary producers and retailers, the food processing sector has an important impact on food safety and quality, and forms a significant part of UK manufacturing output. The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative technologies and processes, to ensure that what we eat and drink can be made as safe and healthy as possible.
Projects must be business-led and collaborative. Up to £7M has been allocated to fund collaborative R&D projects, with up to a further £1.5M being available for smaller-scale feasibility studies.
The competition comprises two strands:
- Strand 1: Feasibility studies must be collaborative, and may attract up to 65% public funding of project costs (75% for SMEs). We expect feasibility study projects to range in size from £50k to £100k and to last from six to 12 months.
- Strand 2: With collaborative R&D projects, we are primarily seeking to fund industrial research, with a business partner attracting 50% public funding of their project costs (60% for SMEs). We expect collaborative R&D projects to range in size from £250k to £1M and to last from one to three years
How to apply
For more information, including the competition's Helpline contact details, and to register for the briefing visit the www.innovateuk.org/competition-display-page/.../nutrition-for-life-providing-safe-and-healthy-foods-feasibility-study.
Important information for academic partners
Please note that academic partners can draw down a maximum grant of 30%. However, based on an example given on the TSB website, it appears that these university costs are provided in addition to the 50% of project costs funded by the TSB. For more information and to access an example, see: Technology Strategy Board: Participation in a project (external link).
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