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Catalysing Green Innovation: Strand 1, advancing PEMD supply chain

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Funding briefing event for the next funding competition for the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge. A comprehensive brief on the competition scope, eligibility criteria and application process with a live question and answer session from Innovate UK.

In response to the disruption caused by COVID-19 to the UK industry, Driving the Electric Revolution is investing up to £5m in innovation projects that will support the UK’s continued push towards net zero. This is part of a larger effort to catalyse the green economic recovery in transport, energy and industrial sectors.


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Catalysing Green Innovation: Strand 1, advancing PEMD supply chain

  1. 1. ©2020 UKRI Developing the UK’s Clean & Resilient PEMD Supply Chains Applicant Briefing Webinar: Catalysing Green Innovation 15th June 2020 © UKRI 2020 FOR RELEASE 115 June 2020
  2. 2. ©2020 UKRI Introductions 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 2 Innovate UK: • Dr Will Drury, Challenge Director, Driving the Electric Revolution • Dr Martyn Cherrington, Innovation Lead, Driving the Electric Revolution • Dawn Manser, Portfolio Manager Knowledge Transfer Network: • Dr Sven Knowles, Knowledge Transfer Manager • Dr Paul Huggett, Knowledge Transfer Manager • Simon Buckley, Knowledge Transfer Manager • Natasha Sim, Events Manager
  3. 3. ©2020 UKRI Agenda 1. Introductions 13.00 (MC) 2. Competition Overview 13.05 (MC, FI) o Aim o Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge o Zero Emission Vehicle opportunity 3. Strand 1: Competition Aims & Scope 13.25 4. Competition Scope Q&A 13.50 5. Comfort Break 14.20 6. Competition Process 14.30 (KW) 7. Competition Process: Q&A 15.15 (KW) 8. Support from KTN 15.45 (SK, PH) 9. Close 16.00 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 3 # Item Approximate Timings Presenter 1 Welcome & Introductions 13.00 Sven Knowles, KTN 2 Competition Overview: • Aims • Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge 13.05 Will Drury, IUK 3 Strand 1: Aims & Scope 13.25 Martyn Cherrington, IUK 4 Competition Scope Q&A 13.50 Martyn Cherrington, IUK Will Drury, IUK Sven Knowles, KTN 5 Comfort Break 14.15 6 Competition Process 14.30 Dawn Manser, IUK 7 Competition Process: Q&A 15.15 Dawn Manser, IUK Sven Knowles, KTN 8 Support from the Knowledge Transfer Network 15.45 Sven Knowles, KTN 9 Close 16.00
  4. 4. ©2020 UKRI Aims of today’s briefing • To bring the scope and guidance to life, so you fully understand the competition and the relevant rules and processes for applying for and undertaking a project • To give you the opportunity to ask us questions, and get appropriate guidance • To highlight where you can find help at KTN • To provide you with networking opportunities, with others, in the PEMD innovation landscape – albeit virtually! 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 4
  5. 5. ©2020 UKRI Clean recovery from COVID-19 • UK Government is actively supporting businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic • Innovate UK – and the Driving the Electric Revolution team - has been consulting with our industrial stakeholders • We have listened to you, re-planned and this is our response to you, our community • This competition is an opportunity to get us to invest in your business by applying for up to £5 million in innovation projects and help us realise our net-zero ambitions • Successful projects will catalyse green innovation across transport, energy and industrial sectors 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 5
  6. 6. ©2020 UKRI Since the briefing, strand 2 has been announced by the Secretary of State for Transport, further details will follow but the subsequent slide provide a link to the competition page – there is no other stand 2 information in this slide deck. FOR RELEASE 6
  7. 7. ©2020 UKRI Now LIVE - https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/652/overview Investing £10 million in innovative technologies that will secure the future of UK’s zero emission vehicles industry Funding research and development projects covering a variety of zero emission vehicle technologies across a range of technological maturities: • On-vehicle technologies, including batteries • EV charging technologies Summary • Feasibility studies and R&D projects • Total project cost: £100,000 to £500,000 • 6-month rapid-delivery projects • Must be ready to start on 1st October 2020 • Single or up to 2-partner collaborations • Application closes on 29th July 2020 Note: there will only be 6 weeks to apply! Catalysing Green Innovation: Strand 2 - Securing the Future of ZEV
  8. 8. ©2020 UKRI Driving the Electric Revolution: Challenge Overview 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 8
  9. 9. ©2020 UKRI Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Investing in challenge-led programmes 9 AI and data economy Ageing society Clean growth Future of mobility Putting the UK at the forefront of the artificial intelligence and data revolution Harnessing the power of innovation to help meet the needs of an ageing society Maximising the advantages for UK industry from the global shift to clean growth Becoming a world leader in shaping the future of mobility FOR RELEASE15 June 2020
  10. 10. ©2020 UKRI How is this funded? FOR RELEASE 1015 June 2020
  11. 11. ©2020 UKRI Supply chain development in PEMD 11 Power Electronics Machines Development of semiconductors (e.g. Si, SiC, GaN) and their packaging to enable switching of high power (voltage and/or current) whilst minimising loss Conversion between electrical energy and kinetic energy through electromagnetic, mechanical and thermal design optimised for each application Drives Intelligent digital control systems embracing power electronics, passive components, thermal management, mechanical design and the overall system FOR RELEASE15 June 2020
  12. 12. ©2020 UKRI Cross-sectoral opportunities maximise green growth FOR RELEASE 1215 June 2020
  13. 13. ©2020 UKRI What is Driving the Electric Revolution? UK supply chain Exploit leading R&D Talent Prototyping and Scale-Up Investment in the UK SME growth Intellectual Property Training Collaboration FOR RELEASE 1315 June 2020
  14. 14. ©2020 UKRI Supporting whole process materials to product System Integration Component Sub- component Processed Material Raw Mineral FOR RELEASE 1415 June 2020
  15. 15. ©2020 UKRI Catalysing Green Innovation: strand 1, advancing PEMD supply chain Aims and Scope Dr Martyn Cherrington Innovation Lead – Driving the Electric Revolution
  16. 16. ©2020 UKRI Competition Strand Aims Innovation to drive electrification and decarbonise transport, energy and industrial sectors • Driving the electric revolution is enabling electrification across multiple sectors through the development of supply chains for power electronics, machines and drives. • The aim of this strand is to facilitate UK supply chain and manufacturing capability growth in power electronics, machines and drives to enable future improvements in: o productivity o capacity o quality o efficiency 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 16
  17. 17. ©2020 UKRI Strand 1: advancing PEMD supply chain • Projects must be: o collaborative o standalone and exist as a distinct separate project in its own right o able to start by 1 November 2020 o able to show a demonstrable benefit to the UK PEMD supply chain and ideally impact on multiple sectors o exploitable through future activities and demonstrate credible return on investment. • We will take a portfolio of projects, across the breadth of the supply chain for PEMD that facilitate us achieving the objectives for the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge. “It’s not what you make but how you make it” 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 17
  18. 18. ©2020 UKRI Strand 1: Scope themes (i) Manufacturing process development • innovations and approaches to improve manufacturing productivity • implementation of an innovative new tool into a process line • automation of a specific process • reconfiguring a process line in an innovative way to improve productivity or flexibility Design for manufacture • designing/redesigning a product where the focus is on how you manufacture it more efficiently and cost effectively • specification of a manufacturing process • virtual process development including improvements in modelling and simulation software • developments which enable products to be manufactured with recycling taken into consideration 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 18
  19. 19. ©2020 UKRI Strand 1: Scope themes (ii) Circular economy • scale-up of processes for the recycling and recovery of materials from end-of- life PEMD products • life-cycle and embedded carbon analysis with a view of process improvement • waste reduction and process energy efficiency improvements Innovative testing and validation processes • virtual product validation • scale-up and/or automation of testing and validation processes, with an aim of increasing productivity 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 19 Note: Themes are not intended to be exhaustive – contact us if you want to discuss
  20. 20. ©2020 UKRI Strand 1: Industry Leadership and Collaboration • Projects must be led by a UK-based business, working within the limits provided in the general guidance for applicants • All projects must be collaborative • We are only funding industrial research and experimental development projects 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 20
  21. 21. ©2020 UKRI Strand 1: Project size and duration • Project size: Total eligible project costs between £100,000 and £500,000 • Duration: Projects must last between 3 and 9 months • Start date: Projects should start by 1 November 2020 • If you are thinking about submitting a project outside of these cost ranges, please contact us at least 10 days prior to closing date – support@innovateuk.ukri.org 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 21
  22. 22. ©2020 UKRI Strand 1: Funding & Project Categories Industrial research projects • you could get funding for your eligible project costs of: o up to 70% if you are a micro or small business o up to 60% if you are a medium-sized business o up to 50% if you are a large business Experimental development projects • These are nearer to market. You could get funding for your eligible project costs of: o up to 45% if you are a micro or small business o up to 35% if you are a medium-sized business o up to 25% if you are a large business 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 22 • Total funding available is up to £5 million • Project categories:
  23. 23. ©2020 UKRI RTOs and Universities • Can participate in projects, but not lead them • Funded at 100% • The research organisations in your consortium can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. • If your consortium contains more than one research organisation, this maximum is shared between them. 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 23
  24. 24. ©2020 UKRI Strand 1: Return on Investment • Projects must demonstrate good value for money with a clear, realistic exploitation path • Driving the Electric Revolution has targets for industry co-investment • Evidence of credible post-project investment is required • In your application Q11 you will be required to provide details on you, and your partners, plans following the successful completion of your project, specifically: o details of post-project activities o what investment is forecast and how this will be raised • You must submit one appendix that includes: o a table detailing a forecast of the full breakdown of fiscal investments and turnover increase by partner, o in terms of, equipment, premises and staff per Innovate UK financial year (ending 31 March), for up to 36 months after project completion 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 24
  25. 25. ©2020 UKRI Strand 1: We are not funding…. Х Fundamental research, feasibility studies or proof of concept projects Х Non-collaborative projects Х Projects that solely focus on product development Х Projects that do not develop capability that will enhance UK PEMD supply chains Х Projects that do not demonstrate credible return on investment 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 25
  26. 26. ©2020 UKRI Key dates For strand 1: • Competition Opens: 16 June 2020 • Competition Closes: 11am, 29 July 2020 • Applicants notified: 28 August 2020 • Note: This is a single stage competition. There will be no interviews 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 26
  27. 27. ©2020 UKRI Strand 1: Summary Up to £5m is available for innovation R&D projects Focus on UK PEMD supply chain and manufacturing capability growth Business-led and collaborative 3-9 months in duration £100k - £500k total costs 4 themes: I. Manufacturing process development II. Design for manufacture III. Circular economy IV. Innovative testing and validation processes Credible post-project investment plan 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 27
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  29. 29. ©2020 UKRI Comfort Break
  30. 30. ©2020 UKRI Developing the UK’s Clean & Resilient PEMD Supply Chains Applicant Briefing Webinar: Catalysing Green Innovation 15th June 2020 © UKRI 2020 FOR RELEASE 3015 June 2020
  31. 31. ©2020 UKRI Application Process Dawn Manser– Portfolio Manager, Competitions Team
  32. 32. Eligibility criteria
  33. 33. Resubmission Not a resubmission A resubmission is: an application Innovate UK judges as not materially different from one you've submitted before (but it can be updated based on the assessors' feedback) A brand new application/project/idea that you have not previously submitted into an Innovate UK competition OR A previously unsuccessful or ineligible application:  has been updated based on assessor feedback  and is materially different from the application submitted before  and fits with the scope of this competition Resubmissions This competition does not allow resubmissions. 33
  34. 34. Project eligibility  Lead must be a UK-based business  Must be collaborative  You must carry out your project in the UK  Exploit the results from / in the UK Project cost £100,000 to £500,000 Project length between 3 and 9 months Eligibility criteria
  35. 35. • Business – Small/Micro, Medium or Large (EU definition) registered in the UK • Research Organisation (RO): • Universities (HEIs) • Non profit distributing Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) including Catapults • Public Sector Research Establishments (PSRE) • Research Council Institutes (RCI) • Public sector organisations and charities doing research activity • Check out the EU definition of a business (it may affect the grant you are able to claim) http://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/business-friendly-environment/sme-definition_en • If you are 100% owned by a large parent company as a small subsidiary this means by EU rules you are classed as a large company and will only be entitled to the relevant grant Types of organisations we fund
  36. 36. Eligibility for State Aid • Innovate UK is offering funding for this competition under the General Block Exemption Regulation. This is available to eligible UK businesses. • We are unable to grant funding to limited liability companies meeting the condition known as ‘undertakings in difficulty’. • This is where more than half of a company’s subscribed share capital has disappeared as a result of accumulated losses. • This test only applies to companies that are more than 3 years old. • If you have a parent company the test can be performed on your parent or holding company. • When submitting an application you must certify that you are eligible for state aid. If you are unsure, please take legal advice before applying. • Should you be successful, we will apply this test as part of our viability checks before confirming the grant offer. • Further information is available on our website in the general guidance under state aid
  37. 37. State Aid – Article 25 • Funding for R&D projects split in to 3 categories; Feasibility studies, Industrial research & Experimental development. • Applies to almost all sectors of the economy and has a wide range of eligible costs. Pre-approved state aid covers: o Aid for research and development and innovation, o Regional aid o Aid to SMEs in the form of investment aid, operating aid and SMEs access to finance, o Aid for environmental protection, o Training aid, o Recruitment and employment aid for disadvantaged workers or workers with disabilities. o Aid to make good the damage caused by certain natural disasters, o Social aid for transport for residents for remote regions, o Aid for broadband infrastructures, o Aid for culture and heritage conservation, o Aid for sport and multifunctional recreational infrastructures, o Aid for local infrastructure. • Special rules apply to: o Fisheries, agriculture, o Companies in difficulty, o Companies undergoing a state aid recovery order.
  38. 38. • The aim of our State Aid scheme is to: • optimise the level of funding to business and • recognise the importance of research base to project • At least 70% of total eligible project costs must be incurred by business • The maximum level (30% of project costs) is shared by all research organisations in the project Participation Rules
  39. 39. In all collaborative projects there must be: • at least two organisations claiming grant within the application (including the lead) • a business or RTO-led consortium, which may involve both business and the research base and • evidence of effective collaboration • we would expect to see the structure and rationale of the collaboration described in the application. What is collaboration?
  40. 40. Making more than one application • Any one business may be involved in up to 3 applications to this competition, but can only be the lead partner in one application • If a research and technology organisation is not the lead on any application, they can be a partner in any number of applications
  41. 41. Other Innovate UK projects • If you have an outstanding final claim and/or Independent Accountant Report (IAR) on a live Innovate UK project, you will not be eligible to apply for grant funding in this competition, as a lead or a partner organisation. • If you applied to a previous competition as the lead or sole company and were awarded funding by Innovate UK, but did not make a substantial effort to exploit that award, we will award no more funding to you.
  42. 42. Timeline Dates Competition Opens 16th June 2020 Briefing Event 15th June 2020 Submission Deadline 29th July 2020 @ 11am Applicants informed 28th August 2020 Key Dates
  43. 43. Innovation Funding Service (IFS)
  44. 44. Search for a funding competition and review criteria *
  45. 45. Applicant: create an account To create your account: UK based businesses - Use Companies House lookup as it speeds up our checks by providing your company number and your are unable to enter it at a later date Research organisations, academics & Universities - Enter your information manually so you’re not listed as a business on IFS and ensure you receive the correct funding
  46. 46. Project Details • Application Team - Collaborators: Invite organisations who you are working with on the project - Contributors: Invite colleagues from your own organisation to help you complete your application • Application Details - Title, Timescales, Research Category, Innovation Area • Project Summary - Short summary and objectives of the project including what is innovative about it • Public Description - Description of your project which will be published if you are successful • Scope - How does your project align with the scope of this competition? - If your project is not in scope, it will be ineligible for funding
  47. 47. Application form Question 1 Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) Question 2 Need or challenge Question 3 Approach and innovation Question 4 Team and resources Question 5 Market awareness Question 6 Outcomes and route to market Question 7 Wider impacts Question 8 Project management Question 9 Risks Question 10 Added value Question 11 Costs and value for money Appendix Q3 Appendix Q9 Appendix Q11 Appendix Q2 Application Questions Detailed Guidance available on IFS Appendix Q4 Appendix Q6 Appendix Q8
  48. 48. Application finances
  49. 49. To claim funding: Your business does not have to be UK registered with Companies House when you apply but it must be registered before you can receive funding. You are unable to claim funding if: • You are an overseas organisation: your company number begins with FC • Your organisation is setup as a branch: your company number begins with BR • Your company is based in Jersey: your company number begins with JE 49
  50. 50. Ineligible: • Dividends • Bonuses • Non productive time Eligible: • Staff working directly on project • Paid by PAYE • NI, pension, non- discretionary costs Labour
  51. 51. Overheads Innovate UK’s definition: additional costs and operational expenses incurred directly as a result of the project. These could include additional costs for administrative staff, general IT, rent and utilities Indirect (administration) overheads • please ensure they are additional and directly attributable to the delivery of the project Direct overheads • E.g. office utilities, IT infrastructure, laptop provision not covered by capital usage • must be directly attributable to the project • Provide detailed breakdown together with methodology/basis of apportionment
  52. 52. Material costs Please be clear on what the materials are, just putting consumables doesn’t provide enough detail and we will request more information should you be successful
  53. 53. Capital equipment usage Eligible: • Used in the project or shared with day-to-day production Calculations will need to be in line with your accounting practices. Even if the equipment is depreciated fully over the life of the project this must be added under capital equipment.
  54. 54. Subcontractors Eligible: • Justified and quantified • If using non-UK sub-contractors are being used you will need to provide strong justification on why an UK-based sub-contractor is not being used • If you’re sub-contracting to a parent or sister company, please ensure you list at cost and do not include profit.
  55. 55. Travel & subsistence Eligible: Costs must be directly linked to the project Please breakdown your costs as follows: • Travel • Accommodation • Subsistence If you have an annual trip to visit the parent company this is not an eligible cost
  56. 56. Other costs Eligible: • Costs that could not be added under previous headings. • Do not double count • Patent filing costs for new IP – SMEs up to £7,500
  57. 57. Funding • Funding rules • The level of funding awarded will depend upon the type of organisation and the type of research being undertaken in the project • Funding is calculated by project participant • IFS will advise the maximum grant % you can request based upon your answers to: • Type (and size) of organisation • Research category defined by the lead applicant in the Application Details section of the application
  58. 58. Under new laws within the State Aid scheme we are required to ask you whether you are planning to undertake commercial or economic activities (‘selective advantage’) as part of your project. • This will be asked every time you apply to any competition even on multiple applications within the same competition • Applies to all organisation types • Will affect the amount you are able to claim Define your activities within a project
  59. 59. Organisation / type of activity industrial research Experimental development Business & research organisations undertaking Commercial / economic activity Micro/Small – 70% Medium – 60% Large – 50% Micro/Small – 45% Medium – 35% Large – 25% Research Organisation (non-economic activity) Universities – 100% (80% of Full Economic Costs) Other research organisations can claim 100% of their project costs Other research organisations must: • be non-profit distributing and • disseminate the project results & • explain in the application form how this will be done Public Sector Organisation or Charity (non-economic activity) 100% of eligible costs Must be: • Be performing research activity & • disseminate project results & explain in the application form how this will be done • ensure that the eligible costs do not include work / costs already funded from other public sector bodies Grant % rates Grants are awarded to each individual organisation in a consortium. The amount of funding depends on the type and size of organisation and the activity they are doing on the project.
  60. 60. Worked example – £500k total cost project: Project costs for 5 partners (2 SME, 1 University, a Catapult and 1 large), doing industrial research. Consortium example Total Eligible Project Costs Maximum % of eligible costs which may be claimed as a grant Innovate UK Grant Project Contribution Business Medium £130,000 60% £78,000 £52,000 Business Medium £90,000 60% £54,000 £36,000 Business Large £130,000 50% £65,000 £65,000 University HEI (80% FEC) £75,000 100% £75,000 nil** Catapult RTO £75,000 100% £75,000 nil Total £500,000 £347,000 £153,000 ** 20% FEC not to be shown as a contribution Research Base Costs £150,000 Research base % of Total Eligible costs (cannot exceed 30%) 30.00%
  61. 61. Academic partners
  62. 62. Why Je-S? • We use the Research Councils’ Joint Electronic Submission System (Je-S) to collect academic finances • The Je-S system automates the collection of Full Economic Costs (FEC) based costs from academic partners and tells them exactly what numbers should be used in the application form for their costs • Also to collect project finance details from non-HEIs (e.g. RTOs) that are claiming they are carrying out academic quality work and want to be funded on an FEC basis • Using Je-S means that Innovate UK follows standard Research Council guidelines on funding universities and enables Research Councils to easily co-fund Innovate UK projects
  63. 63. • Enter the TSB reference number here • Enter the TSB Contribution column figures from your J-eS output document into the project costs section of the application • Upload the Je-S with council status form as a PDF at the bottom of the screen Project costs – academic partners
  64. 64. Je-S application elements Full details on the Je-S system Queries about Je-S via the Je-S Helpdesk • JeSHelp@je-s.ukri.org • 01793 444164
  65. 65. Submitting your application
  66. 66. Project cost summary All organisations can see a summary of project costs Ensure the highlighted costs fits the criteria for this competition state total project costs criteria
  67. 67. Checking your finances are complete IFS checks • all organisations have marked their finances as complete • research organisation participation is no greater than 30% (amend if needed) of the total project costs
  68. 68. Submit your application early! Be aware of the potential for last minute technical issues!
  69. 69. Assessment
  70. 70. Application assessment All applications are assessed by independent assessors drawn from industry and academia What do they look for? • Clear and concise answers • The right amount of information • not too much detail • no assumptions • Quantification and justification • A proposal that presents a viable opportunity for growth, a level of innovation that necessitates public sector investment and has the right team and approach to be successful Keep your assessors engaged and interested in your proposal. You want them to be fascinated and excited by your idea!
  71. 71. Note on feedback • The feedback is compiled using the written comments of the independent assessors who review and assess the applications. • It is intended to be constructive in nature and to highlight both the strong as well as the weak areas of your application. • Please bear in mind that because applications are assessed by a number of assessors, you may receive information which appears to be conflicting. This may reflect their different interpretations of the proposal that you submitted. • It must also be noted that some proposals may appear to have been favourably assessed based on their comments, in such instances it could be that your proposal simply fell below the funding threshold, with others achieving a higher merit score overall.
  72. 72. Scoring We review scores and feedback to check assessors are adhering to our guidelines and scoring fairly. In some cases, where we feel a score is unjust and not supported by feedback, we may remove that score as an outlier and update the total score for the application. Please be aware that both low and high outliers may be removed and as a result scores may increase or decrease. If outliers are removed we are unable to reflect this change in the scores you receive as part of your feedback due to this decision being completed outside the system
  73. 73. Application assessment • The score spread shows the difference between the top and bottom scores • If score spread is 30 or more we will look to see if an outlier is apparent • If there is a 3 or more appear in either the two columns Count of No Scope or Count of No Recc’d we review the applications feedback and if justified, the application will not be eligible for funding.
  74. 74. • The green box = particular assessors scores on an application • The purple box = set of scores for a particular question • The red box = at first glance this looks like an outlier Identifying outliers
  75. 75. Assessor feedback
  76. 76. Project setup for successful applicants
  77. 77. IFS for successful applicants Project Set up: 8 steps to complete • Applicable to all grant claiming partners • Must be completed within 30 days - projects must start within 90 days or funding may be withdrawn • Confirmation of your bank account is required to ensure we are paying the correct organisation you may/will be asked to provide a redacted bank statement to confirm this • Project change requests cannot be submitted before the project starts
  78. 78. Project set up All grant claiming project partners will be required to complete project set up. To avoid delays you should consider: • Who will be the project manager? • Who will be the finance contact for each consortium member? • How will your consortium be set up? (if applicable)
  79. 79. Collaboration agreement Original agreement signed by all participants Key Features: • Who is in the consortium? • What are the aims, and how is the work divided up? • Ownership of IPR • Management of consortium Negotiating a Collaboration Agreement can be complex and time consuming. Start work on this at an early stage in the process.
  80. 80. Grant claims and payments • All grants are claimable quarterly in arrears • Claims can only be made for costs incurred and paid between the project start and end dates • Claims may be subject to an independent audit (including all academic partners) according to grant size • Claims are only paid once quarterly reporting and necessary audits are complete • Projects over 6 months are monitored on a quarterly basis including a visit from the appointed Monitoring Officer. Anything outside of this will be discussed on a case by case basis. • The monitoring will be carried out against a detailed project plan and financial forecast
  81. 81. Project Change Requests (PCR) • We are unable to process any PCRs before the Grant Offer Letter is issued • If a member of your collaboration has failed UiD and is unable to resolve you will be advised to withdraw and apply into the next round of the competition • PCRs will only be agreed and authorised by Head of Operational Delivery
  82. 82. Customer Support Services: 0300 321 4357 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm) support@innovateuk.ukri.org Knowledge Transfer Network: www.ktn-uk.co.uk Innovate UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk Q&A
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  85. 85. ©2020 UKRI Support and writing a good proposal for Catalysing Green Innovation: Driving the Electric Revolution Ship enabled with azimuth thrusters
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  87. 87. ©2020 UKRI Finding valuable partners - Project consortium building - Supply Chain Knowledge - Driving new connections - Articulating challenges - Finding creative solutions Awareness and dissemination - Public and private finance - Advice – project scope - Advice – proposal mentoring - Project follow-up Promoting Industry needs - Informing policy makers - Informing strategy - Communicating trends and market drivers Proposal review - Soft Touch Critique - Intelligence on trends and markets - Business Planning support - Success stories / raising profile Navigating the innovation support landscape - Promoting coherent strategy and approach - Engaging wider stakeholders - Curation of innovation resources Connecting Supporting NavigatingInfluencingFunding What we do – Growth Through Innovation 15 June 2020 FOR RELEASE 87
  88. 88. ©2020 UKRI • People o Find Expertise o Meeting Mojo o Engage with… o PEMD TV • Products o Find Markets • Pounds o Find Finance • Soft Touch Critique o Review your proposal How do we help you?
  89. 89. ©2020 UKRI https://admin.ktn- uk.co.uk/ app/uploads/2018/10/ MASTER_Good_Applicatio n_Guide.pdf KTN Top tips on a good proposal application
  90. 90. ©2020 UKRI Is it a big enough market? Does it represent value for money compared to the investment requested? Will a 10% market share give you a return to justify the grant value that you are asking for? Fundamental 1
  91. 91. ©2020 UKRI Can the innovation be world leading? Is the idea sufficiently distinctive and strong to be successfully exploited in the UK and globally? Can you really not buy ‘it’ elsewhere at a reasonably comparable cost or get ‘it’ from a consultancy? Fundamental 2
  92. 92. ©2020 UKRI Is it at the right stage of development? It must be market driven, rather than predominantly a research project. Do you have a customer in mind for ‘it’, are they a partner on the application and if not why not? Fundamental 3
  93. 93. ©2020 UKRI Why should public money be used? Why not use company funds or raise additional finance via VC investment or a bank loan? Fundamental
  94. 94. ©2020 UKRI Each proposal question is equally weighted – have you under focused on some sections? Eg. Do you have a strong risk register (it is not a paper exercise where everything is nicely mitigated)? Fundamental 6
  95. 95. ©2020 UKRI Download a copy of the full guide from the KTN: https://admin.ktn- uk.co.uk/app/uploads/2018/10/MASTER_Good_ Application_Guide.pdf Where do I get a copy?
  96. 96. ©2020 UKRI KTN - Driving the Electric Revolution - Interest Page https://ktn-uk.co.uk/interests/iscf-driving-the-electric-revolution-challenge Engage with… https://ktn-uk.co.uk/news/just-launched-driving-the-electric-revolution-webinar-series Meeting Mojo https://catalysing-green-innovation.meeting- mojo.com/?utm_campaign=1755202_ISCF%20DER%20Newsletter%20June%20correction&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dotdigital&dm_t=0,0,0,0,0 Collaborator TV https://www.menti.com/hfheg73f5g?utm_campaign=1749971_ISCF%20DER%20Update%20May&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dotdigital&dm_t=0,0,0,0,0 Key Resources
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