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Creative, Digital & Design
Business Briefing
A digest of useful information for UK businesses seeking
business support, updated monthly
June 2017
@KTNUK
If you would like to receive updates from KTN, you
can subscribe here: bit.ly/KTNregister
Contents
• Feature
• Innovate UK funding calls
• Horizon 2020
• Competitions
• Events
• Investment
• Support
• Market Research/Reports
• Articles
• Personal Data Network
Opens: 08.05.17. Registration deadline: noon on 14.06.17. Application
deadline: noon on 21.06.17.
Key feature: Design Foundations is a new grant programme to help
businesses identify innovation opportunities and generate better
propositions for desirable, useful and feasible products, services and
business models. The aim is to build collaborations between businesses
looking for new ways to innovate, and designers with the creative tools to
provide this insight. It means using design interventions to address critical
business challenges.
For further information click here
Design Foundations Round 2 competition
***Feature***
Opens: 03.04.17. Registration deadline: noon on 12.07.17. Application
deadline: noon on 19.07.17.
Key feature: The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
(CCAV) has a £100 million fund to invest in CAV test bed infrastructure.
This competition is for up to £55 million in projects to develop connected
and autonomous vehicle (CAV) testing infrastructure. The aim is to
create the world’s most effective CAV testing ecosystem. Proposals
should integrate existing proving grounds and public road test sites
across the UK’s existing automotive and technology heartlands. They
should improve current capabilities and create new ones.
For further information click here
Connected and autonomous vehicles test bed
Innovate UK funding calls
Opens: 10.04.17. Registration deadline: noon on 21.06.17. Application
deadline: noon on 28.06.17.
Key feature: Innovate UK and Jiangsu Science and Technology
Department will both invest in UK collaborative research and
development (R&D) projects. The aim of this competition is to stimulate
economic growth in China and the UK through projects in one of the
following areas: innovation in infrastructure systems that address the
challenges faced by infrastructure owners, cities, towns and users OR
transformational or disruptive innovation leading to novel, new products,
processes or services drawn from any technology, engineering or
industrial area. Projects should lead to a significant return on investment
and have a clear and anticipated impact on business growth.
For further information click here
Jiangsu-UK industrial challenge programme
Innovate UK funding calls
Opens: 12.04.17. Registration deadline: noon on 21.06.17. Application
deadline: noon on 28.06.17.
Key feature: Innovate UK and the Science and Technology Commission
Department of Shanghai Municipality, will both invest in UK collaborative
research and development (R&D) projects. The Science and Technology
Commission Department of Shanghai Municipality will allocate funding
for R&D performing Shanghai-registered companies. The aim of this
competition is to stimulate economic growth in China and the UK through
projects in future cities OR transformational or disruptive innovation.
For further information click here
Shanghai-UK industrial challenge programme
Innovate UK funding calls
Opens: 19.04.17. Registration deadline: noon on 07.06.17. Application
deadline: noon on 14.06.17.
Key feature: The Department for Transport (DfT) will fund up to
£470,000 for innovative projects that lead to more walking and cycling.
Proposals will tackle current barriers and encourage more journey
stages to be made by bicycle or on foot. Innovations may include, for
example, technology, infrastructure, manufacturing or behavioural
change. The competition is open to individuals, groups and
organisations. It is particularly suitable for early-stage, small and
medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Industry partners such as local
government, independent and third sectors can carry out the project on
their own or with others.
For further information click here
Innovation in cycling and walking
Innovate UK funding calls
Opens: 19.04.17. Application deadline: noon on 21.06.17.
Key feature: The Ministry of Defence is to invest in projects that look at
ways of using autonomous systems in the ‘last mile’ of the supply chain
to front-line military operations. Last-mile resupply involves delivery of
combat materials from a physical base or logistics vehicle and is often
challenging because of the hostile and contested environment. Current
ways of supplying the front line involve transport aircraft, helicopters,
large trucks, trailers with quad bikes and soldiers on foot.
For further information click here
Autonomous supply to military front line
Innovate UK funding calls
Opens: 02.05.17. Registration deadline: noon on 30.08.17. Application
deadline noon on: 06.09.17.
Key feature: Innovate UK is investing up to £3 million for projects that
use cutting-edge solutions to improve cities in Malaysia. The aim of this
competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and
Malaysia. Innovate UK and PlaTCOM Ventures, Malaysia are funding
this competition, administered by the Newton Fund.
Projects should address one or more of the following urban challenges:
• urban mobility
• urban waste
• urban water management
For further information click here
Newton Fund UK-Malaysia Urban Innovation Challenge
Innovate UK funding calls
Competitions
Horizon 2020: Security: Businesses can apply for a share of €130
million under Secure Societies – protecting freedom and security of
Europe and its citizens work programme. Opens: 01.03.17.
Registration deadline: noon on 24.08.17. Application deadline: noon
on 24.08.17.
Horizon 2020: Digital Security Focus Area: ICT-driven
transformations bring opportunities across many important sectors
but also vulnerabilities to critical infrastructures and digital services,
which can have significant consequences on the functioning of
society, economic growth and the technological innovation potential
of Europe. Opens: 01.03.17. Registration deadline: noon on
24.08.17. Application deadline: noon on 24.08.17.
General Data Protection Regulation Workshop - 6 Jun, London
London Tech Week -12-16 Jun, London
The Wales Festival of Innovation - 19 June - 30 June, Wales
Live Podcast: Is Edtech A Thing (Yet)? – 19 June, London
Infrastructure Systems Round 3
Brokerage Event, Glasgow - 4th July
Briefing & Brokerage Event, London - 11th July
and also available via webcast
Brokerage Event, Leeds - 13th July
Brokerage Event, Exeter - 20th July
Events
Private Investment Directory
Digital Refer now includes more than 250 organisations that provide
private investment to Digital and Creative businesses in the UK,
including:
Accelerator Programmes
Business Incubators
Start-up Studios
Venture Capital Funds
Angel Investor Networks
Corporate Venture Capital firms
Check out the new entries: bit.ly/ktnrefer
Investment
Go To Grow - The Mayor’s International Business Programme
A new three year programme of mentoring, expert advice and real
business opportunities for high-growth companies Programme
focussed on ‘internationalising’ scale-ups – London based
companies wanting to grow outside of the UK.
The programme is open to fast-growing companies in London
operating in three broad sectors: technology, life sciences, and
urban. Your business will need to demonstrate that it is already
generating revenue.
The PwC startup Growth Programme is a platform for fast growth,
disruptive startups who want to shape the future through scalable
innovation. 12 startups, 12 weeks, 2 programmes: Future of Work &
Future of Health
Support
Immerse UK is a new cross-sector network for businesses and research
organisations across all parts of the UK economy that are interested in the
way that augmented and virtual reality can help drive productivity, social
and economic growth.
We are building a rolling programme of work, developed with our
members and the IET, which addresses the pressing issues that slow
down R&D and identifies the opportunities for growth and collaboration in
the emerging marketplace.
It is free to join, find out more and sign up here
Immerse UK
Beyond Bitcoin
Increasingly, distributed ledgers are being used to manage complex
transactions that involve large numbers of people. Their underlying
algorithmic block-chain technology makes it possible to carry out many
transactions very quickly, dynamically, and in a way that allows the
various different participants in a transaction to record that transaction
simultaneously by using traceable “blocks”. Read more
Articles
Personal Data and Trust Network
The network aims to build and nurture a community that brings
together industry, the public sector, funders, research organisations
and innovators to support the UK in becoming the global leader in
trust and responsible innovation with personal data.
The partners are calling on any organisation interested in personal
data, trust and reputation to join the network. Membership is free
and will plug you into a vibrant community that we are bringing
together. For more information and to join visit pdtn.org.

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Digital Design Business Briefing

  • 1. Creative, Digital & Design Business Briefing A digest of useful information for UK businesses seeking business support, updated monthly June 2017 @KTNUK
  • 2. If you would like to receive updates from KTN, you can subscribe here: bit.ly/KTNregister
  • 3. Contents • Feature • Innovate UK funding calls • Horizon 2020 • Competitions • Events • Investment • Support • Market Research/Reports • Articles • Personal Data Network
  • 4. Opens: 08.05.17. Registration deadline: noon on 14.06.17. Application deadline: noon on 21.06.17. Key feature: Design Foundations is a new grant programme to help businesses identify innovation opportunities and generate better propositions for desirable, useful and feasible products, services and business models. The aim is to build collaborations between businesses looking for new ways to innovate, and designers with the creative tools to provide this insight. It means using design interventions to address critical business challenges. For further information click here Design Foundations Round 2 competition ***Feature***
  • 5. Opens: 03.04.17. Registration deadline: noon on 12.07.17. Application deadline: noon on 19.07.17. Key feature: The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has a £100 million fund to invest in CAV test bed infrastructure. This competition is for up to £55 million in projects to develop connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) testing infrastructure. The aim is to create the world’s most effective CAV testing ecosystem. Proposals should integrate existing proving grounds and public road test sites across the UK’s existing automotive and technology heartlands. They should improve current capabilities and create new ones. For further information click here Connected and autonomous vehicles test bed Innovate UK funding calls
  • 6. Opens: 10.04.17. Registration deadline: noon on 21.06.17. Application deadline: noon on 28.06.17. Key feature: Innovate UK and Jiangsu Science and Technology Department will both invest in UK collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. The aim of this competition is to stimulate economic growth in China and the UK through projects in one of the following areas: innovation in infrastructure systems that address the challenges faced by infrastructure owners, cities, towns and users OR transformational or disruptive innovation leading to novel, new products, processes or services drawn from any technology, engineering or industrial area. Projects should lead to a significant return on investment and have a clear and anticipated impact on business growth. For further information click here Jiangsu-UK industrial challenge programme Innovate UK funding calls
  • 7. Opens: 12.04.17. Registration deadline: noon on 21.06.17. Application deadline: noon on 28.06.17. Key feature: Innovate UK and the Science and Technology Commission Department of Shanghai Municipality, will both invest in UK collaborative research and development (R&D) projects. The Science and Technology Commission Department of Shanghai Municipality will allocate funding for R&D performing Shanghai-registered companies. The aim of this competition is to stimulate economic growth in China and the UK through projects in future cities OR transformational or disruptive innovation. For further information click here Shanghai-UK industrial challenge programme Innovate UK funding calls
  • 8. Opens: 19.04.17. Registration deadline: noon on 07.06.17. Application deadline: noon on 14.06.17. Key feature: The Department for Transport (DfT) will fund up to £470,000 for innovative projects that lead to more walking and cycling. Proposals will tackle current barriers and encourage more journey stages to be made by bicycle or on foot. Innovations may include, for example, technology, infrastructure, manufacturing or behavioural change. The competition is open to individuals, groups and organisations. It is particularly suitable for early-stage, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Industry partners such as local government, independent and third sectors can carry out the project on their own or with others. For further information click here Innovation in cycling and walking Innovate UK funding calls
  • 9. Opens: 19.04.17. Application deadline: noon on 21.06.17. Key feature: The Ministry of Defence is to invest in projects that look at ways of using autonomous systems in the ‘last mile’ of the supply chain to front-line military operations. Last-mile resupply involves delivery of combat materials from a physical base or logistics vehicle and is often challenging because of the hostile and contested environment. Current ways of supplying the front line involve transport aircraft, helicopters, large trucks, trailers with quad bikes and soldiers on foot. For further information click here Autonomous supply to military front line Innovate UK funding calls
  • 10. Opens: 02.05.17. Registration deadline: noon on 30.08.17. Application deadline noon on: 06.09.17. Key feature: Innovate UK is investing up to £3 million for projects that use cutting-edge solutions to improve cities in Malaysia. The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and Malaysia. Innovate UK and PlaTCOM Ventures, Malaysia are funding this competition, administered by the Newton Fund. Projects should address one or more of the following urban challenges: • urban mobility • urban waste • urban water management For further information click here Newton Fund UK-Malaysia Urban Innovation Challenge Innovate UK funding calls
  • 11. Competitions Horizon 2020: Security: Businesses can apply for a share of €130 million under Secure Societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens work programme. Opens: 01.03.17. Registration deadline: noon on 24.08.17. Application deadline: noon on 24.08.17. Horizon 2020: Digital Security Focus Area: ICT-driven transformations bring opportunities across many important sectors but also vulnerabilities to critical infrastructures and digital services, which can have significant consequences on the functioning of society, economic growth and the technological innovation potential of Europe. Opens: 01.03.17. Registration deadline: noon on 24.08.17. Application deadline: noon on 24.08.17.
  • 12. General Data Protection Regulation Workshop - 6 Jun, London London Tech Week -12-16 Jun, London The Wales Festival of Innovation - 19 June - 30 June, Wales Live Podcast: Is Edtech A Thing (Yet)? – 19 June, London Infrastructure Systems Round 3 Brokerage Event, Glasgow - 4th July Briefing & Brokerage Event, London - 11th July and also available via webcast Brokerage Event, Leeds - 13th July Brokerage Event, Exeter - 20th July Events
  • 13. Private Investment Directory Digital Refer now includes more than 250 organisations that provide private investment to Digital and Creative businesses in the UK, including: Accelerator Programmes Business Incubators Start-up Studios Venture Capital Funds Angel Investor Networks Corporate Venture Capital firms Check out the new entries: bit.ly/ktnrefer Investment
  • 14. Go To Grow - The Mayor’s International Business Programme A new three year programme of mentoring, expert advice and real business opportunities for high-growth companies Programme focussed on ‘internationalising’ scale-ups – London based companies wanting to grow outside of the UK. The programme is open to fast-growing companies in London operating in three broad sectors: technology, life sciences, and urban. Your business will need to demonstrate that it is already generating revenue. The PwC startup Growth Programme is a platform for fast growth, disruptive startups who want to shape the future through scalable innovation. 12 startups, 12 weeks, 2 programmes: Future of Work & Future of Health Support
  • 15. Immerse UK is a new cross-sector network for businesses and research organisations across all parts of the UK economy that are interested in the way that augmented and virtual reality can help drive productivity, social and economic growth. We are building a rolling programme of work, developed with our members and the IET, which addresses the pressing issues that slow down R&D and identifies the opportunities for growth and collaboration in the emerging marketplace. It is free to join, find out more and sign up here Immerse UK
  • 16. Beyond Bitcoin Increasingly, distributed ledgers are being used to manage complex transactions that involve large numbers of people. Their underlying algorithmic block-chain technology makes it possible to carry out many transactions very quickly, dynamically, and in a way that allows the various different participants in a transaction to record that transaction simultaneously by using traceable “blocks”. Read more Articles
  • 17. Personal Data and Trust Network The network aims to build and nurture a community that brings together industry, the public sector, funders, research organisations and innovators to support the UK in becoming the global leader in trust and responsible innovation with personal data. The partners are calling on any organisation interested in personal data, trust and reputation to join the network. Membership is free and will plug you into a vibrant community that we are bringing together. For more information and to join visit pdtn.org.