Grants of up to £25,000 available for Electric Revolution challenge

Grants of up to £25,000 available for Electric Revolution challenge
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Published: August 13th, 2021

Businesses across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are being urged to throw their hats into the ring for a new grants scheme from Innovate UK. 

The Driving the Electric Revolution challenge, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £250,000 in projects building talent for the future. 

A spokesman said: “The aim of this competition is to fund several ideas that quickly fill immediate gaps in skills, talent and training for the power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) industry. 

“Your proposal must deliver a clear game-changing intervention, which would realistically and significantly meet a UK PEMD talent requirement. 

“Your project’s total eligible costs can be between £10,000 and £25,000. The maximum grant you can claim is £25,000.” 

To be eligible projects must: 

  • start on 1 February 2022 
  • end on 30 April 2022 
  • last up to 3 months 
  • carry out project work in the UK 
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK 

Deadline for bids is September 15 and more details about the competition can be found here: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/969/overview 

A recording of an online briefing event can also be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/585781652/41a44ff298 

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