Delivery Plan for the year 2016 to 2017 shows how Innovate UK will invest £561 million on innovation support in the UK (PDF Download)
Support has been re-structured into four Sector Groups and the Open Programme:
In 2016/17, the Emerging Technologies and Industries programme will support developments in quantum technologies, graphene, energy harvesting and new imaging technologies. Investment be will concentrated on on innovative application and service-led solutions in the areas of cyber security, data, satellite earth observation, electronics, sensors and photonics, the internet of things and robotics and autonomous systems.
Emerging and Enabling Technologies activities include:
- NEW: Quantum Technologies competition (April 2016, £ 9m)
- NEW: Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult in Wales as recently announced.
- NEW: Innovation and Knowledge Centre at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) Queen University Belfast
- Digital Catapult will focus on Internet of Things
- Satellite Applications Catapult
- Open Data Institute
- Tech City UK and Tech North
For the Health and Life Sciences sector group activities include:
- Precision Medicine Catapult will focus on therapeutic, diagnostics, algorithm and data companies and demonstrators with the NHS
- Two of the four new Agri-Tech Centres will cover agri-big data and precision agriculture including use of robotics/autonomous systems, satellites, sensors and photonics.
Infrastructure Systems sector group activities include support for:
- Future Cities Catapult
- Energy Systems Catapult
- Transport Systems Catapult
- Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction
Manufacturing and Materials sector group activities include:
- High Value Manufacturing and Digital Economy Catapults on digital manufacturing demonstrators that showcase smart manufacturing and innovation projects that apply digital technologies in new ways to increase manufacturing productivity, systems flexibility and resource efficiency.
- Formulation Centre and the Graphene Centre, both at NETPark, Co. Durham, address challenges in additive manufacturing and digital manufacturing.
- Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (C-CAV) will fund a competition in Summer 2016.