MSIP Innovation Challenge 1

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What does this involve?

This grant funding call from Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) is for companies seeking to develop zero-emission alternatives for small-scale off-grid, mobile or temporary energy provision.

Through this call, MSIP is looking to support early-stage opportunity or feasibility studies that will allow companies to develop a platform for future product and process development opportunities.

Successful applicants will receive funding of up to £5,000 to support the opportunity or feasibility study that addresses the challenge.

Approximately £50,000 of grant funding is available to fund up to 10 projects. The closing date is 11am on 20 August 2021.

Am I eligible?

The majority of projects are expected to deliver opportunity or feasibility studies, but eligible projects can also include:

  • technical development
  • system integration
  • testing and demonstration
  • business modelling
  • market testing

Any technologies that can deliver a zero-emissions solution will be considered. This can include the use of a battery or a fuel cell or zero emission fuels such as hydrogen.

To be eligible, projects must be led by a company. They can include more than one participating entity. Collaborative partners can be companies or universities.

Companies do not have to be located at MSIP in Dundee or Scotland.

Companies that are currently working on The Innovation Challenge product/process development or have relevant capabilities are eligible to apply.

What does this cost?

It is free to apply.

A minimum total project value of £6,000 will be considered.

The MSIP grant will cover up to a maximum of 80% of eligible project costs, equivalent to a contribution of up to £5,000 per project.

No VAT will be payable. Participants are expected to make a minimum contribution of at least 20% to each project in cash or in-kind.

Who is this for?

Companies seeking to develop zero-emission alternatives for small-scale off-grid, mobile or temporary energy provision.

How long does this take?

Applications must be submitted by 11am on 20 August 2021.

It is expected that projects will start as soon as possible after the assessment and contracting stage and by no later than mid-October 2021.

Important information

Applications must be submitted by 11am on 20 August 2021.

The application form (Word, 393 KB) can be downloaded from the MSIP website. In the application, you will need to provide:

  • company details
  • company activities and impacts
  • project Summary
  • full project details (project plan, business impacts, funding summary, cost breakdown)
  • data protection and declaration

Next steps

Download the fund guidance (PDF, 483 KB) and FAQs (PDF, 146 KB) for more information, then visit the MSIP website to apply.

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