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Technology and Innovation Political Roundup 8.10.20

Weekly updates from Catherine Condie Associates, perfect for companies who like to see a snapshot of government and public funding press releases covering #technology and #innovation.

Aviation, decarbonisation and climate change – House of Commons Research Briefing

The aviation industry has been under long-term pressure to decarbonise air travel, limiting its contribution to climate change. This briefing paper provides an overview and analysis of UK and international policies to decarbonise the aviation sector, including market-based measures, technological solutions and demand management.

New £2 million SBRI funding competition: Modernising Energy Data Applications – Innovate UK blog

Innovations delivered through the funding competition will build upon the UK's outstanding capabilities in smart energy and create business opportunities that can be exported around the world. Projects must develop solutions to real-world problems, address genuine user needs, and demonstrate the commercial viability and route to market for technologies. Read here.

Three years ago, Innovate UK launched its £93 million Robots for a Safer World challenge, part of the first wave of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF). The challenge supported 190 companies and 96 projects to develop safer and more productive technologies for working in extreme environments – in industries such as Nuclear Decommissioning, Offshore Wind Energy and Space. This blog covers the highlights and notably some of the business-led fast-start grants to robotics projects responding directly to the Covid-19 crisis.

Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund now open

The purpose of the Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) is to help all eligible public sector bodies to engage specialist and expert advice to identify and develop energy efficiency and low carbon heat upgrade projects for non-domestic buildings and prepare effective applications for the £1 billion Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – what are they and how to apply

Guidance document helping businesses to innovate through academic/industry project partnerships. Read more.

BEIS publishes Annual Report and Accounts – read it here.

Information sourced on 8 October 2020.

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