November 2017 sector competition: strand 2 Infrastructure Systems

Funding opportunity:

November 2017 sector competition: strand 2 Infrastructure Systems



Funder and programme:

Innovate UK – sector competition

Project total costs (range):

£ 25,000 – £ 3,000,000





Innovate UK is to invest up to £19 million in innovation projects to encourage UK business growth in manufacturing and materials or infrastructure systems. Innovate UK wants businesses to collaborate on new integrated solutions and business models.

There will be:

  • up to £5 million for projects up to 12 months
  • up to £14 million for projects between 12 and 36 months

A further £16 million is available to fund Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

This competition has 2 strands; this is the Infrastructure Systems strand. The other strand is Manufacturing and Materials.

An eligible project, in infrastructure systems must show significant innovation in one or more of our priority areas, which are:

  • smart infrastructure
  • energy
  • connected transport
  • urban living

Proposals must improve business growth and productivity or create export opportunities for at least one UK SME involved in the project.

Projects must last between 3 months and 3 years.

MSC R&D can help your business develop by supporting you in:
• Identification of appropriate grants and competition calls for proposals
• Partner search for collaborative Research & Innovation
• Bid writing
• Project management
• Audit compliance
• Commercialisation
• Business Planning
• Market Intelligence reports

If you want help with any of these opportunities, please CONTACT us on 0114 230 8401 or email