Innovate Uk Smart Grant Questions

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Question 1

Need or Challenge

The question is broken down in to six sub sections that need to be addressed.

Word count = 400

  • The Main Motivation for the project

  • The Business Need, technological challenge or market opportunity

  • the nearest current state-of-the-art, including those near market or in development, and its limitations

  • any work you have already done to respond to this need, for example if the project focuses on developing an existing capability or building a new one

  • the wider economic, social, environmental, cultural or political challenges which are influential in creating the opportunity, such as incoming regulations

  • if appropriate, any challenges or opportunities relating to equality, diversity and inclusion arising from this project

Question 2

Approach & Innovation

The question is broken down in to eight sub sections that need to be addressed.

Word count = 400

  • how you will respond to the need, challenge or opportunity identified

  • how you will improve on the nearest current state-of-the-art identified

  • whether the innovation will focus on the application of existing technologies in new areas, the development of new technologies for existing areas or a totally disruptive approach

  • the freedom you have to operate

  • how this project fits with your current product, service lines or offerings

  • how it will make you more competitive

  • the nature of the outputs you expect from the project (for example report, demonstrator, know-how, new process, product or service design) and how these will help you to target the need, challenge or opportunity identified

  • how you will consider equality, diversity and inclusion implications in the development and design of your innovation (for example unintended exclusion of minority groups)

Question 3

Need or Challenge

The question is broken down in to six sub sections that need to be addressed.

Word count = 400

  • The Main Motivation for the project

  • The Business Need, technological challenge or market opportunity

  • the nearest current state-of-the-art, including those near market or in development, and its limitations

  • any work you have already done to respond to this need, for example if the project focuses on developing an existing capability or building a new one

  • the wider economic, social, environmental, cultural or political challenges which are influential in creating the opportunity, such as incoming regulations

  • if appropriate, any challenges or opportunities relating to equality, diversity and inclusion arising from this project

Question 4

Need or Challenge

The question is broken down in to six sub sections that need to be addressed.

Word count = 400

  • The Main Motivation for the project

  • The Business Need, technological challenge or market opportunity

  • the nearest current state-of-the-art, including those near market or in development, and its limitations

  • any work you have already done to respond to this need, for example if the project focuses on developing an existing capability or building a new one

  • the wider economic, social, environmental, cultural or political challenges which are influential in creating the opportunity, such as incoming regulations

  • if appropriate, any challenges or opportunities relating to equality, diversity and inclusion arising from this project