Proof of Concept funds
Proof of Concept studies are intended to support innovative new research ideas, typically in a partnership that includes industry partners or describes an alternative and clear pathway to economic impact. These research ideas will be at an early stage of development in terms of examining their potential for commercial impact, typically at TRLs 1 and 2. The expectation is that successful PoC studies will provide the basis for a strongly supported case for further funding through Research Council, Innovate UK, or EC funding.
These funds will stimulate new collaborations in strategic priority areas identified by BBNet, and pump-prime research leading to more ambitious proposals to UKRI, EC and other funders, and eventually innovation by UK industry.