Proof of Concept (PoC) Awards

Total funding available (over 5 year duration of Network to 2024): £750K

Call opened: Mon 2 Mar 20
Call closed: Fri 24 Apr 20 NOTE: EXTENDED TO Fri 15 May 20 (midnight)
Results notified: 06 Aug 20

Proof of Concept (PoC) funding is designed to encourage and support cross- and multi-disciplinary projects at technology readiness levels 1 to 4. Individual PoC projects should last no longer than 12 months and act as a springboard for future further research. Industry partners are not required, but are encouraged. PoCs are awarded at 80% FEC.

Three funding* strands are available:

  • Desk-based study (max. £25K)
  • Single discipline (max. £50K)
  • Cross-disciplinary (max. £100K)

*Note that the funding provided by EBNet will be £20K, £40K and £80K respectively, as these awards are at 80% FEC.

The next POC call is due to open in the first quarter of 2021. The POC guidance and application form will e available to download then.

Further information on previous POC and BIV projects awarded can be found in the Outcomes section of this website.