Innovate UK – Current Funding Opportunities

Do you want to work with industry to test the feasibility of your idea, research and develop it and demonstrate it in a prototype.

Innovate UK funding competitions cover the following industry sectors:

  • emerging and enabling technologies
  • infrastructure systems
  • health and life sciences
  • manufacturing and materials

Some of the current funding calls include:

  • vaccines for global epidemics – preclinical
  • improving care for stroke patients
  • innovation in health and life science
  • GPs practices of the future
  • Managing sickness absence
  • Cell and gene therapies for industrila manufacture
  • Using technology to improeve dermatology

For further details see the Innovate UK website.


Northumbria Organising International Workshop on Urban Cycling

Cycling in Stockholm by Richard Matthews CC BY 2.0A Northumbria University PhD student, Godwin Yeboah, and his supervisor Dr Seraphim Alvanides are two key members of the organising committee for an international workshop on Urban Cycling which takes place on 14th May in Leuven, Belgium:

Cycling Data Challenge 2013: Understanding Urban Cycling

The workshop takes place in advance of the 16th AGILE conference on Geographic Information Science from the 14th-17th May. The focus of the workshop is on data cleaning and analysis of GPS tracking of individual cyclists in order to understand movement data and the constraints imposed on cyclists in an urban context.

The urban cycling data challenge aims to offer a productive environment where a selected “special working group,” can work on and exchange, ideas regarding possible ways to:

  • isolate cycling tracks from messy GPS tracks in order to understand cycling behaviour in an urban area
  • reconstruct and visualize the actual cyclists’ movement behaviour using the isolated cycling tracks using any available agent-based modelling platform(s)

The call for proposals for the workshop is open until 31st March and you can find more information on the workshop website.