October Dorset Gateway Funding Opportunities

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Dorset Gateway – signposting to the latest available support and funding opportunities:


Innovate UK Funding Service: Competitions 2019 now open

Click here to view the current and upcoming funding opportunities and competitions.


Innovate UK funded  – Global Business Innovation Programme to China – Audience of the Future

With the strong digital and creative tech base in Dorset, could this opportunity could appeal to your business?

The Global Business Innovation Programme to China (Audience of the Future) has been launched. Innovative UK SMEs involved in Immersive technologies, including Augmented reality, Virtual reality, Haptics, advanced Visualisations or other sensory interfaces are sought to apply to take part in this programme.

Closing date for application: 13th October.

For more details, please see the attached flyer.



SETSquared Partnership – One Health Campaign – Supporting the health of our planet and its population – Applications Now Open

The health our planet, and all that live on it, is complex and interconnected.

Issues such as climate change, mass extinction of animal populations, antimicrobial resistance and poor water and soil quality are all impacting on our food quality and supply which in turn will impact on the health of humans, animals and the environment. By 2050, the UN (FAO) report that we will need to produce 50% more food globally to feed the growing population and the livestock that we eat.

One Health is globally understood as the umbrella term for the interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health.

In recognition of this huge challenge, SETsquared’s Scale-Up Programme will invest £100k+ into R&D project proposal development for a significant number of open and themed One Health funds including the Newton Fund and Clean Growth Industrial Strategy Challenge Funds. The total identified funding pot is >£2.2bn across 18 funds.

We therefore invite academics (from the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey), companies and consortia, including companies and academics, to apply for funding of up to £35k per project to help develop collaborative R&D proposals bids.

Specific areas of interest for this campaign are:

  • One Health: One Ocean– marine, island and coastal community solutions
  • Agri tech/Aqua tech– farmed environment (water courses, coastal zone, offshore (Ocean, sea, channel, etc) and land-based solutions)
  • Bio/Med tech– AMR/disease prevention/precision medicine and other novel medical solutions.

Our six partner universities have extensive One Health related expertise and capabilities, so there are diverse opportunities to collaborate with them. View a summary of their research capabilities

Funding will only be allocated to proposals which seek to include a SETsquared partner university. If you do not have a partnership in place already, we can help identify suitable partners.

Each funding award can be used for bid writing, consortia partnership development and project management. Read our guide on how the funds can be used


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