Funding calls

We'll keep this page up to date with details on calls for support and funding opportunities, whether construction-specific or generic to ensure that you have access to the latest opportunities to support innovation.  

Innovation in the Built Environment

Across Government, Innovate UK, Research Councils, and BEIS expect to invest around £184 million in research and innovation in the built environment.

As part of this commitment, within the BEIS Energy Innovation Programme, BEIS expects to invest around £90 million in low carbon heating and energy efficiency options for UK homes and businesses.

The different schemes can be viewed below:

  • Investing in Low Carbon Heating Technology Innovation
  • Investing in Building Thermal Efficiency Innovation
  • Investing in hydrogen innovation for heating
  • Investing in smart heating systems

Click here for further information & applications


ForestValue Research programme: 

Full details of the programme can be found here.

Overview:

The ForestValue Research Programme launched by the European Commission in Q4 2017 is a transnational call for proposals for research, development and innovation in the forest-based sector with a financial commitment from the participating national (or regional) research programmes and the EU.  UK funding for this is provided by Forestry Commission (GB), Forestry Commission (Scotland), Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, and will be administered by Forestry Commission GB (FCGB). The aforementioned funding organisations will jointly fund UK participants in prioritised consortia. 

The ForestValue programme aims to contribute to transforming the global economy from a dependence on fossil and non-renewable raw materials to a sustainable bio-based economy.

The overarching aim of the call is to support European collaborative projects that will address the development and/or proof of novel strategies, methods, processes or products designed to support the forestry and forest-based industries (inc. their respective partners, reseller, consumers and end-users – including in construction) on their way towards novel bio-products/services whilst remaining competitive and efficient providers of sustainable products and services.

If you want to know more about the ForestValue Research programme please contact Helge Hansen at hhansen@cs-ic.org

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Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018

Applications are now open for the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018. Interface is seeking the most innovative and successful business-academic collaborations that are happening across Scotland to recognise, reward and celebrate the impacts achieved. Help us spread the word to show how academic-business collaborations are helping to deliver the Scottish Government’s vision for a smarter, fairer, wealthier and greener Scotland.

Previous award winners have reported the following benefits from winning:

  • Independent endorsement of individuals, companies, institutes and products
  • Increased brand recognition
  • Innovative partnerships and processes showcased
  • Increased media coverage

This year’s awards see social and environmental impacts celebrated in a new category to showcase the fantastic achievements that contribute toward a better, fairer and more sustainable future. And, for the first time, further education colleges are included in the eligibility for award applications. Scotland’s colleges are a key part of the innovation landscape and Interface is keen to recognise their input alongside universities and research institutes as delivery partners for businesses to engage with.

We are calling for entries across five categories:

  • Building Skills through Knowledge Exchange Award
  • Innovation of the Year Award
  • Multiparty Collaboration Award
  • Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange Award
  • Social and Environmental Impact Award

To note: the Sustained Partnership category will run every two years and will be back in 2019. 


Application Deadline: 5pm on Monday 27th November 2017.

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Horizon 2020 Funding Call - Decarbonisation of the EU Building Stock

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

The most recent H2020 call in the Built Environment requests proposals which should demonstrate solutions of building fabric and/or systems that ensure faster and more cost-effective deep renovations that result in high energy performance. With €9 million in project funding available, proposals should also consider energy efficient and low carbon solutions to retrofit building-level heating and cooling systems and the integration of on-site renewable energy generation, energy storage systems which allow for optimisation and flexible consumption, and, if relevant, integration with district heating and cooling systems

Applicants will be eligible for up to €4 million in funding per project.

To apply for funding you need to:

  • respond to the latest funding call (view here) by 04/09/2018
  • find partners to form a consortium comprising at least 3 partners from 3 different European countries
  • register on the European Commission Participant Portal
  • read the online manual, which includes step-by-step instructions on preparing your proposal
  • submit your proposal via the portal by the stated deadline

Deadline: 04/09/18.

Total call budget: €9 million 

For further details and application support please contact Jamie Robinson, Specialist, Energy Team at Scottish Enterprise on Jamie.Robinson@scotent.co.uk.


Horizon 2020 Funding Call - Building Information Modelling adapted to efficient renovation

Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. 

This recent H2020 call in the Built Environment requests projects which should harmonise different data sources regarding the components and equipment of a building. Models should be created for energy use and incorporate environmental and GIS data. They should also be compatible with other complementary models and be flexible to adapt as processes and procedures change. Models should allow the development of applications to benefit from inputs of tenants & inhabitants.

Applicants will be eligible for up to €7 million in funding per project.

To apply for funding you need to:

  • respond to the latest funding call (view here) by 04/09/2018
  • find partners to form a consortium comprising at least 3 partners from 3 different European countries
  • register on the European Commission Participant Portal
  • read the online manual, which includes step-by-step instructions on preparing your proposal
  • submit your proposal via the portal by the stated deadline

Deadline: 22/02/18.

Total call budget: €38 million 

For further details and application support please contact Jamie Robinson, Specialist, Energy Team at Scottish Enterprise on Jamie.Robinson@scotent.co.uk.