Funding competition: compound semiconductor applications

Businesses can apply for a share of £4 million to encourage the commercial use of compound semiconductors.

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This competition opened on 18 July 2016 and is now closed for registrations.

Innovate UK is to invest up to £4 million in innovative projects that help to speed up the use of compound semiconductors. This is in areas such as power electronics, RF/microwave, photonics and sensors.

We are seeking proposals with large and scalable commercial potential. The aim of this competition is to ensure that UK businesses can respond to market opportunities in compound semiconductors. Projects may lead to future collaboration with the new Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.

We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £50,000 to £500,000. Projects should last between 6 and 15 months. You must complete the work, and incur, pay and claim for all costs before the end of March 2018.

A business must lead the project. Projects with costs of £100,000 or above must be collaborative.

You must register before noon on 19 October 2016.

You must apply before noon on 26 October 2016.

Watch the briefing webinar recording from 27 July 2016.

Not right for your innovation project? View other Innovate UK funding competitions.

Published 15 July 2016
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