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UK-Germany Collaborative R&D

The aim of this Innovate UK competition is to support UK and German business-led collaboration in innovation. Proposals must contribute to the development of commercial products, processes or technical services.

Projects must have an obvious advantage and added value as a result of the cooperation between the participants from the two countries. Examples of these could be increased innovation capability, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure or new fields of application.

The programme has a UK budget of up to £4 million and up to €4 million from the German side. The grant funding request from UK partners must not exceed £400,000 in total. This can be used to fund feasibility projects, industrial research projects and experimental development projects.

This competition is open to UK and German collaborations only. To lead a project from the UK side an organisation must:

Be a UK registered business of any size.

Collaborate with at least one German organisation applying under the equivalent programme, which must be a separate legal entity, not linked to the UK partners.

Be or involve at least one UK micro, small or medium-sized enterprise.

To collaborate with the UK lead, an organisation must be a UK-registered business of any size, academic institution, charity, not-for-profit, public-sector organisation, or research and technology organisation. UK project partners must carry out the majority of their project work in the UK and intend to exploit the results from or in the UK.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 7 June 2023.

Full details are available here.