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Funding Competition: Future Energy Management for Buildings
Key features: Investment of up to £4m in collaborative R&D to stimulate innovation in the field of energy management for existing buildings.
Programme: Collaborative research and development
Award: Up to £4m
Opens: 14 Oct 2013
Registration closes: 20 Nov 2013
Closes: 27 Nov 2013
The Technology Strategy Board and the Research Councils' UK Energy Programme are to invest up to £4m in collaborative R&D to stimulate innovation in the field of energy management for existing buildings.
The aim of this competition is to advance significantly the capabilities of UK businesses so that they can capture a greater share of growing UK and global markets.
Consortia must be collaborative and led by a business. They should include at least one business that provides solutions for energy management, such as technology providers, building/facility/energy managers or engineers. We are also encouraging consortia to include a potential customer for their energy management innovation and, where appropriate, researchers from relevant academic or research organisations.
The majority of funding will be allocated to proposals for industrial research attracting funding of up to 60% of project costs, although elements of experimental development (attracting funding of up to 35%) are expected in some cases.
We expect projects to range in total size from £300k to £1m, although we may consider projects outside this range.
This is a two-stage competition that opens for applicants on 14 October 2013. Applicants must register by noon on 20 November 2013. The deadline for expressions of interest is at noon on 27 November 2013.
A briefing event for potential applicants will be held in London on 23 October 2013.
Click here for full competition details and updates.