Working in partnership with the HVM Catapult, Connected Everything is looking to fund a second round of feasibility studies. Projects can be between 6 and 18 months in length, and should complete before the end of June 2019. We are looking to fund up to five projects of up to a maximum of £60,000 (80%FEC) per project.

Connected Everything has defined a set of key thematic areas, which can be used to guide the development of project proposals:

  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Data analytics and decision making
  • The future industrial worker
  • Service design and customisation
  • Design for future manufacturing
  • Systems analysis and control

As they are partners in this funding call, submissions that focus on key priority areas identified by the HVM Catapult will also be considered.

Selection Criteria
Applicants should consider that the following criteria will be used by the review panel when assessing the proposal:

  • Multidisciplinary and clear demonstration of “discipline-bridging” through activity;
  • Involvement of industry stakeholders;
  • Involvement of early career researchers;
  • Potential for development of future funding applications from EPSRC (responsive mode),
  • Innovate UK or Horizon 2020;
  • Demonstration of transfer of concepts from other domains to manufacturing;
  • Potential to lead to strong dissemination materials;
  • Paths to accelerate impact of research to ensure rapid transfer to industry.

Key dates

28 July 2017 Call for proposals goes live
15 September 2017 Virtual Q&A information session
29 September 2017 Deadline for submissions

27 October 2017

Invitations to Dragons’ Den Day issued
Unsuccessful proposals advised
13 November 2017 Dragons’ Den Day
22 November 2017 Successful proposals announced
06 December 2017 Kick off meeting (University of Nottingham)
January 2018 Feasibility studies begin

Supporting documents

Full details of the call (PDF)

Feasibility study proposal template (WORD)

Budget template spreadsheet (EXCEL)

Transcript of Q&A session held on 15 September 2017 (PDF)

Further information

If you have any questions regarding this call, please contact the Connected Everything Manager, Moira Petrie (email: moira.petrie@nottingham.ac.uk).