Shanghai-UK Industrial Challenge Programme Funding Competition

Shanghai-UK Industrial Challenge Programme Funding Competition

The aim of this competition is to stimulate economic growth in China and the United Kingdom through projects in one of the following 2 areas:
- future cities: addressing the challenges brought on by rapid urbanisation, demographic and social change, resource scarcity and climate change
- transformational or disruptive innovation leading to novel, new products, processes or services drawn from any technology, engineering or industrial area.




21 Jun 2017


Innovate UK has allocated up to £5,000,000 (five million pounds) to fund innovation projects in this competition. Innovate UK will fund the UK project partners. Jiangsu Science and Technology Department will fund eligible partners from Jiangsu province.

UK project costs should be up to £500,000. Total UK project costs outside this range will be considered, but you must contact Innovate UK before 1 June 2017 to discuss your proposal.

For Shanghai applicants, each project will get no more than 1 million RMB funding from the Science Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality.


Webinar briefing event for UK applicants: Friday 21 April 2017
‘Getting ready for China’ event: Friday 5 May 2017 in London
Registration deadline: Midday (BST) Wednesday 21 June 2017
Application deadline: Midday (BST) Wednesday 28 June 2017


United Kingdom   China

Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).

Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.


Credit: Shanghai-UK Industrial Challenge Programme Funding Competition 

Date Added: 2 May 2017

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