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GCRF demonstrate impact in developing countries [apply by 10th June]

Round 2, Phase 1. Up to £60,000 available for projects that have the potential to transform lives in developing countries. Phase 1 provides funding for discovery: enabling businesses to gain insights into local market feasibility for the innovation prior to prototyping.

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2020 [apply by 27th May]

£25,000-£2M for game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused. 6-36 month projects which can be be applied to any part of the economy, including science and engineering.

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UKRI Open Call for COVID-19 Initiatives [no deadline]

80% of full economic costs provided for projects lasting up to 18 months. No specific budget, but projects must demonstrate impact within the project lifetime. Apply any time.

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Venture Creation Weekend on Innovation in Food Security (Register by 19th March)

This weekend will be an opportunity create, test and validate your Innovation in Food Security venture idea or application with industry experts. You can get inspiration from your peers and mentors, learn the basics of building a business and how to collaborate with others in a team environment.

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[Apply by 29 April 2019] Development i-Teams apply Cambridge ideas to the developing world

Development i-Teams investigates ways in which real Cambridge innovations could be used in the developing world to improve people’s lives in a sustainable way. By joining a Development i-Team, you will work for 5 weeks with students from across the University and a dedicated industry mentor. You will investigate the realities of taking of a real Cambridge invention into the developing world, gaining hands-on skills and experience. Past Development i-Teams projects include WaterScope, Open Diagnostics and Solaware.

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Innovate UK launches £400k competition to woo more female innovators [Apply by 3 Oct 2018]

Innovate UK has launched a £400k funding competition to help identify and encourage more female entrepreneurs and has urged Cambridge and East of England women to get involved. The vision is to get more women involved in shaping the future face of innovation to the broader benefit of the economy.

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[Apply by 29 June 2018] Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Entries are now open for the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards, supporting and celebrating inspirational young people from all over the world who have initiatives, products or services that tackle the planet’s biggest sustainability challenges.

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Venture Creation Weekend: BIOTECH AND HEALTHCARE

Monday, 21 May, 2018 - 15:05

Do you have an idea for a biotech or healthcare venture that you’d like to develop? Would you like to work on that idea with a group of like-minded peers? Are you interested in joining a startup team? The next Venture Creation Weekend (VCW) offers an exciting opportunity to translate your idea, application or innovation into a real venture with the support of mentors from AstraZeneca and industry experts from the Cambridge ecosystem.

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Invitation to the Science Media Centre Introduction to the News Media - Bristol 12th June 2018

Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 - 13:00 to 17:00

Are you a scientist or engineer with little or no media experience? Are you working in a field which can provoke media controversy? Are you interested in how the media works – and how to help journalists report your subject better? Come to our next Introduction to the News Media event. It’s a hugely informative, entertaining and popular afternoon. And it’s FREE.

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[Closes 26 Feb 2018] The Borysiewicz Biomedical Sciences Fellowship Programme

The Borysiewicz Fellowships will take outstanding Cambridge postdocs and develop them into motivated, strategic future leaders ready to pursue a range of global questions and problems. The programme will provide a unique mixture of purposeful and outcome-driven engagement opportunities for postdocs both within and outside their area of expertise, which will develop their skills as leaders and lead to a chance to pursue truly independent work on novel ideas.

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