Call Announcement: Proof of Concept Funding - CLASP 2012 Environment
The STFC (Science & Technologies Facilities Council) is building upon its previous and highly successful challenge led calls (PNPAS and CLASP) in order harness skills and technology originally developed to address fundamental research questions to provide solutions to the global challenges. The call for 2012 will focus on supporting solutions to challenges in the environment domain. The key aim of this call is to accelerate industrial take-up and operational deployment of key technologies by funding the de-risking (including production of technical demonstrators where appropriate) of technologies and systems applicable to the key environment challenges focused but not limited to the following areas:
• water security
• air quality and greenhouse gases
• smarter systems to reduce pollution and waste
The total funds available for this call will be around £1.5M. It is expected that this will fund a small number of projects ranging from short feasibility studies to larger developmental projects against key milestones which may have funding stage gated. Funding is available to STFC supported groups and other academic partners. Industry engagement with the projects is welcome.
The application is a two stage process with brief Outline proposals required by the 6th of September. Short-listed applicants will be invited to develop full proposals with assistance and advice from STFC Innovations staff and panel members for a December deadline.
If you would like to find out more and meet suitable project partners please register for a place at http://www.stfc.ac.uk/forms/innovationsclub.aspx the information day will be held on the 10th of July at the Royal College of Physicians,
This is a two stage process – initial short sharp proof of concept, with follow-up of good ideas with big potential. We can give your members some help / advice (and or lean on the STC to offer an advice/ answers service to people thinking of bidding.
There will be an Information Day on the 10th July.