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Links and networks

  • Technology Strategy Board (TSB)  The TSB is the UK's innovation agency, offering support and funding to help SMEs develop new products and services - and bring them closer to market.  The TSB holds a number of funding competitions designed to support business-led R&D projects in specific priority areas.  The non-priority area SMART initiative aims to address the funding gap often experienced by many small and early-stage companies with innovative ideas and high growth ambition and potential, whereas the Innovation Voucher scheme provides financial assistance to allow companies to work with external experts such as universities to innovate and grow.
  • connect _connect is an initiative from the UK's Technology Strategy Board to make open innovation happen through fostering and encouraging collaborative projects.
  • Horizon 2020  Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available between 2014 and 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.

Conferences and Events

The 21st Advances in Risk and Reliability Technology Symposium (AR2TS) will be held over the period 23 - 25 Jun 15 at Burliegh Court, Loughborough.  Organised in conjuction with the Safety and Reliability Society (SaRS) the symposium will be an international forum for presenting and discussing recent advances made in the general area of reliability, risk, availability and maintainability. Contributions will drawn from academia and industry and the forum will benefit practitioners and academics involved in this field who want to keep in touch with the latest developments and perhaps through discussion, influence the future direction of work.  Further details on the AR2TS may be found here and information on SaRS here.

Current and upcoming funding opportunities

TSB funding competitions are business-led; however, all encourage collaboration between the applicant company and other companies or research participants, such as CLARET.

By choosing CLARET as your collaborative partner, not only will you benefit from our world-class facilities and industrial expertise, we will use our experience of managing projects funded through national and European funding programmes to address all documentation and reporting requirements on our behalf.  This leaves you to concentrate fully on developing the technology without the distraction of paperwork.

Calls relevant to CLARET will be published here as they become known.


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