Funding competition: technology solutions for society in India

UK businesses can apply for a share of £1.6 million to work with Indian partners on innovative healthcare and technology solutions in India.

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Competition guidance: technology solutions for society in India Round II

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This competition opened on 8 November 2016 and is now closed for registrations.

Innovate UK is investing up to £1.6 million for projects that use cutting-edge solutions to enhance healthcare, clean technology and infrastructure in India.

The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and India. Innovate UK and the Indian government are funding this competition, administered by the Newton Fund.

Projects should address one or more of the following societal challenges:

  • clean technology
  • affordable healthcare
  • electronic system design and manufacture (ESDM) technology solutions for urban, energy, healthcare, infrastructure, disaster management and environmental challenges

We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £350,000 to £450,000 in the UK. Projects should last between 12 and 24 months.

If you are a UK business, you can carry out the project as the only UK partner or you can work with others. However, at least one partner must be an Indian business. A UK business must lead the project.

You must register before midday (12.00pm) on 15 February 2017.

You must apply before midday (12.00pm) on 22 February 2017.

Watch the briefing event from Friday 11 November 2016.

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

Published 8 November 2016
Last updated 15 February 2017 + show all updates
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