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Fund title: Devon Net Zero Innovation Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants up to £7,500 to support collaboration between Devon businesses and the University of Plymouth in order to boost investment in the development of low carbon products and services

Application deadline:

28 October 2021

Fund description:

The Devon Net Zero Innovation fund has been set up to support collaboration between Devon enterprises and University of Plymouth academic researchers. The aim is to help Devon businesses to develop new products or services for the low carbon sector, with funding of up to £7,500 per enterprise.

Applications will need to be led by an eligible Devon enterprise – in partnership with a University of Plymouth academic(s). To be eligible, your business must employ fewer than 250 people, have turnover of less than €50m and/or balance sheet of less than €43m and have received less than €200,000 in de minimis public grants in the last 3 years.

Each award is for a maximum of £7,500 and can be used to purchase University of Plymouth academic researcher time. This is to fund new, or deepen existing collaborations between the University and a business, leading to the development of new products or services for the low carbon sector, or that lead to low carbon results – eg. feasibility studies, market assessments, proof of concept, prototyping and commercial development.

This call is open to all sectors and all research disciplines, as long as there is an impact on lowering carbon emissions.

Further information:

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/sustainability-hub-low-carbon-devon/devon-net-zero-innovation-fund