Funding opportunities for business
We can work with you to understand your business needs and identify the best ways to engage with the University of Surrey, whether it be through innovation vouchers, consultancy, Innovate UK calls, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, studentships or student projects, to name a few.
The Business Development team can help your organisation to identify and apply for funding, in particular, we provide support to applicants for collaborative Innovate UK funding.
Innovate UK funding
Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency and part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK Government. Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.
Funding for 2018/2019
Innovate UK will run six open funding competitions in 2018/2019.
The competitions will fund the best cutting-edge or disruptive ideas and/or concepts with a view to commercialisation. These can come from any area of technology, science or engineering, including arts, design, media or creative industries, and can be applied to any part of the economy. Successful projects are funded for six to 36 months.
If you would like to find out more about how to collaborate with the University of Surrey and apply for Innovate UK funding, please contact the Business Development team:
- Email: email@example.com
- Tel: 01483 683135
Current Innovate UK projects
Here is a selection of some current Innovate UK projects.
Low Cost Baggage Tracking
- Funder: Innovate UK
- Call: Emerging and Enabling Technologies Round 2
- Project lead: Luggage Logistics
The development of an innovative bag tag recognition system that uses the improved capabilities of low cost cameras and advances in image analysis and machine learning to individually identify bags as they are handled on their journey from check-in through to delivery to the passenger at their final destination. Mishandled baggage cost the air transport industry $2.3billion per annum, while fraudulent and exaggerated claims are becoming a growing problem. A bag tag recognition system, built around compact, low cost cameras, advanced image analysis and machine learning should be able to address these legacy restrictions and provide airlines and airports with a credible and affordable option for more extensive baggage tracking.