Businesses and individuals across the world are facing huge challenges in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The requirement to stay at home and to social distance or self-isolate presents new threats to a wide range of businesses and services, from delivery businesses to food manufacturers, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, retail, transport and community support.
Business innovation can play a significant role in developing ways to ease the disruption from COVID-19 and any future global disruption.
Innovate UK is investing up to £20 million in business projects to develop innovative and ambitious ideas to significantly address the needs of society or industry resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.
For example, this could include:
- new platforms and software for music
- new ways for families to connect with and remotely monitor their elderly or vulnerable relatives
- technology to help retailers to better respond better to spikes in customer demand
- new education tools that allow teachers to remotely set tasks that keep the whole class together
The closing date to apply is midday on Friday 17 April 2020.
For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.