Funding to Address COVID-19 Challenges within Scotland’s Construction Sector

Funding to Address COVID-19 Challenges within Scotland’s Construction Sector

Support is available for private and public organisations within Scotland’s built environment sector to undertake projects that can create impact and help build resilience during the coronavirus crisis.

The i-Con Innovation Challenge Fund is an open innovation call created to help the construction sector in Scotland deal with challenges caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The initiative connects industry with new expertise, solutions and funding.

Public and private sector organisations, trade associations and the wider construction sector are invited to identify key challenges and opportunities and academic and other experts are encouraged to step forward with solutions.

The programme is initially offering funding awards of up to £25,000 for industry to work with academic partners to research or develop impactful solutions for well-articulated challenges being faced by construction companies, asset managers, the supply chain or the construction workforce.

These solutions should solve and improve current issues and stimulate the recovery and ongoing resilience after this crisis.

There is a 2-stage application process. Stage 1 proposals can come from a Solution Provider without confirmed participation of a Challenge Holder, however a Stage 2  proposal should be from a Solution Provider in partnership with a Challenge Holder. Stage 2 proposals will be by invitation only.

Proposal deadlines for the initial fund period are 24 April 2020, 15 May 2020, 5 June 2020 and 26 June 2020. Further dates will be announced in due course.

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