UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) External Innovations runs a Challenge Led Applied Systems Programme (CLASP) to support the application and commercialisation of STFC research in industrial, environmental and societal grand challenges.
Up to £2m will be available in this call for projects which seek to maximise the practical impact of STFC-funded research and innovation to advance or address at least one of the grand challenges by:
- fostering global economic performance, and specifically the business competitiveness of the United Kingdom;
- increasing the effectiveness of public services and policy;
- enhancing quality of life, health and creative output.
CLASP challenge areas
Applicants for this call must state how their proposed research and planned activities will advance at least one of the industrial, environmental and societal challenges facing the UK and other countries. CLASP encompasses UK and global strategic challenges including:
- Those faced by industry (challenge areas within the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund);
- Areas of Research Interest developed by the government departments within the UK;
- And global challenges outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
CLASP will fund a number of projects ranging from short feasibility studies to larger developmental projects against key milestones. Larger projects may be funded against initial stages only in the first instance with further funding awarded on review of the project progress.
UK STFC External Innovations
Prazo de inscrição
quinta-feira, 28 de Fevereiro de 2019 às 19:59 (-25 dias restantes)
Critérios de elegibilidade
Applications should aim to address market needs ideally by working closely with the end users.
The application should also consider data ownerships, ethical issues and appropriate regulatory pathways.
A business plan is required to provide exploitation plan(s) with support from appropriate industrial and other collaboration to ensure route to market.
Proposals offering new technology solutions should consider the importance of interoperability of data generated by devices and/or service.
Proposals should take advantage of the existing effort and skills across the research community funded by STFC.
Interdisciplinary projects are welcomed, where appropriate.
Funding is available to STFC supported research groups and the call will also fund eligible academic partners from other disciplines. Industry and user engagement during developing the project is strongly encouraged.
When developing proposals, the lead applicants should be mindful of the overall budget of £2m for this call and should request funding appropriate to the scale of the project and the impact that will be achieved.
The lead Research Organisation (RO) must be eligible to hold Research Council grants. Full details of approved Research Organisations can be found within the Eligibility section of the STFC Research Grants Handbook (https://stfc.ukri.org/research-grants-handbook/2-eligibility/2-2-eligibility-of-research-organisations/).
Lead applicants must be employed within a Research Organisation group previously or currently funded by the STFC core Science Programme (nuclear physics, particle physics & particle astrophysics, astronomy & space science, and accelerators & computing in support of these) or employed within STFC Laboratories/Facilities and must show that the work proposed will develop technologies and expertise directly from this research.
Proposals for projects must clearly demonstrate that the science, technology and expertise involved originated from the STFC core Science Programme or the STFC facilities and laboratories, CERN, ESO and ESRF.
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