The feasibility studies need to align closely with one or more of the four technology areas set out below. Where a proposal cuts across more than one technology area, the application must indicate which one of the four technology areas represents the major focus of technical innovation.
In addition, projects should be focused on early-stage technical opportunities that contain a significant level of technical risk, in that there is some level of uncertainty about how the proposed technical approach will work in practice.
Electronics, sensors and photonics
This competition will provide opportunities for companies to work on projects in photonics, sensor systems, plastic electronics, electronic systems and power electronics. Preference will be given to proposals that have a tangible output such as a demonstrator or mock-up. Specific areas in which we are seeking applications are shown below:
devices and systems focused on industrial processing, solid-state lighting, biophotonics, communications or photovoltaics; addressing advances in functionality, performance, size or cost reduction.
systems with intelligence and optimised control, including wireless sensing, networks of sensors and imaging.
materials, devices, equipment, production processes, architectures, test and measurement, systems or modeling tools.
system design and integration – embedded systems, robotics and autonomous systems, and verification and testing of computing system designs.
devices and systems for efficiently converting and controlling electricity consumption in electronic systems.
Looking for partners to work on your project?
The Technology Strategy runs regular Collaboration Nation events, which enable companies that have been successful in feasibility studies competitions to showcase the results of their projects to their peers and others, with a view to finding new partners to collaborate with and new sources of funding. For more information see the Feasibilty Studies page.