Funding competition: urban innovation in Brazil

Innovate UK is investing up to £2.4 million for projects that use cutting-edge solutions to improve cities in Brazil.

The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and Brazil. Innovate UK and the Brazilian government are funding this competition, administered by the Newton Fund.

Projects should address one or more of the following urban challenges:

  • the governance of urban systems
  • urban infrastructure
  • sustainable urban environments

We expect total UK project costs of between £200,000 to £500,000, giving rise to total UK grant of approximately £350,000. Projects should last between 12 and 24 months.

If you are a UK business, you can carry out the project as the only UK partner or you can work with others. However, at least one partner must be Brazilian. A UK business must lead the project.

The competition opens on 7 November 2016.

You must register before noon on 26 April 2017.

You must apply before noon on 3 May 2017.

Attend the briefing event on Monday 14 November 2016 at 15.30pm by webinar using the password: Newton.

Register and apply online

Source: UK Government

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Deadline/closing date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017