Funding opportunity – Pre-announcement: Accelerating the Green Economy Centres

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UKRI is offering funding to support five co-created centres that accelerate the translation and commercialisation of market-informed solutions to drive the green economy. Projects must demonstrate meaningful engagement, collaboration and integration with key partners such as businesses, investors, civic bodies, potential customers and researchers.

Accelerating the Green Economy Centres will: attract private investment to be deployed effectively in clean, green solutions as emerging markets mature; cluster the local capabilities of towns, cities, rural economies and regions to enhance success; accelerate the exploitation and commercialisation of new knowledge, innovations or solutions through co-investment and partnerships; tackle specific, emerging industry-led research and innovation priorities to support the scale-up and adoption of green economy solutions; and test and deploy green economy solutions and technologies in geographies across the UK.

Among other priorities, Centres should: be co-created and co-delivered between academia, business and critical stakeholder organisations such as local Government; and build upon established research-based collaborations across academia, business, policymakers and the third sector.

Read more here.

Deadline: 16:00 GMT, 12 December 2023

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