UK firms can compete for funds in photonics and other technologies

Oct. 12, 2011
Swindon, UK--Businesses across the UK have been invited to compete for a share of nearly £18 million of new government funding to develop technological innovations that may create growth.

Swindon, UK--Businesses across the UK have been invited to compete for a share of nearly £18 million of new government funding to develop technological innovations that may create growth. The UK's Technology Strategy Board together with Scottish Enterprise will seek proposals for business-focussed research and development projects in a broad range of technology areas, including photonics, advanced materials, biosciences, electronics, information and communications, and nanotechnology.

David Bott, Director of Innovation Programmes at the Technology Strategy Board, said: “We are particularly keen to encourage innovation in new technologies that can lead to the creation of other products and processes which support future development across different application areas. We would also be interested in proposals that take a known technology into new application areas, where significant technical challenges need to be overcome."

The Technology Strategy Board has allocated up to £15 million to fund collaborative R&D projects and Scottish Enterprise will provide up to £2.75 million of additional funding. The competition opens for proposals on 31 October 2011 and expressions of interest must be submitted by 7 December 2011. For further information please visit: http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/technology-inspired-innovation.ashx.

SOURCE: Technology Strategy Board

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Conard Holton | Editor at Large

Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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