We’ve rounded up the relevant public funding and competitions that have been announced and are open for applications in December. You can also find out more about public and private funding sources in our online directory

Planning rail capacity through automated infrastructure design

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £300K for projects that develop and demonstrate tools to automatically plan rail infrastructure. Closes 19 December

SBRI: Thistle Assistance app to help people with disability use public transport

Organisations can apply for a share of £150K to develop a mobile app to help people with disabilities when travelling on public transport. Registration closes 2 January

Regional Angel investment accelerator pilot: finding group partners

Angel groups can apply to partner with Innovate UK to distribute grant funding alongside their investment. Registration closes 2 January

SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 3

SMEs can apply for a share of up to £1.5m to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products. Closes 30 January

UK Israel open collaborative competition 2019

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1m to develop innovative technologies targeting global markets in partnership with Israeli companies. Registration closes 27 February

Demonstration of AR in Offshore Wind Turbines

Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is running a project to support companies developing AR that can be applied to the operation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines, to demonstrate their system at ORE Catapult-owned offshore wind turbine in Fife, Scotland. Find out more on the ORE website, searching for Remote Supervisory Systems project

European Funding: Horizon 2020 ICT 25 Interactive Technologies

Better exploiting opportunities offered by multi-user interactions, research and developing technologies augmenting human interaction in groups within a professional and private context. Or developing future interactive systems offering higher quality experiences. There are lots of other opportunities, such as research in geolocation, flexible and wearable technologies. Read more

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