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SBRI: Identify, catalogue and analyse terrorist still imagery online

Organisations can apply to develop solutions for automatic identification, cataloguing and analysis of online still imagery. This is phase one of a two phase competition.

Deadline: 20 June 2018, 12pm

SBRI still imagery challenge


ScottishPower Renewables

In partnership with ScottishPower Renewables and Green Angel Syndicate, the Catapult's Offshore Wind Innovation Competition offers innovators the opportunity to pitch their solutions to SPR and investors. 

Deadline: 21 June 2018

ScottishPower Renewables challenges


Construction Scotland Innovation Centre automation challenge

In partnership with Structural Timber Association, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is running a competition open to companies who have an ambition to design and develop automated solutions for the construction sector. 

Deadline: 22 June 2018

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre automation challenge


Scottish Government digital directorate

The Scottish Government is looking to improve the monitoring of staff satisfaction with the help of tech solutions. 

Deadline: 2 July 2018

Scottish Government Digital Directorate challenge


Scottish Government Digital Planning challenge

The Scottish Government is looking for ways to use technology and data to improve the reach and quality of public engagement in the planning system.

Deadline: 2 July 2018 

Scottish Government Digital Planning challenge


Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group 

Police Scotland, Trading Standards Scotland, HMRC and the Scottish Anti Illicit Trade Group have identified that they, as partners, would like to investigate solutions that can analyse data and identify and/or predict illicit trading at a local community level. 

Deadline: 2 July 2018

Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group open innovation challenge


NHS Scotland waiting time system open innovation challenge

NHS Scotland want to engage a company that can modernise, automate and optimise demand management for hospital services.

Deadline: 2 July 2018

Improving NHS waiting time system efficiency


YoungScot open innovation challenge

YoungScot are looking for innovators to develop technology which helps young people manage their digital footprint.

Deadline: 2 July 2018

YoungScot tech challenge


NHS Scotland open innovation challenge

This challenge is centred on creating an efficient and robust system to monitor NHS resources from first deployment through to return, tracking them through the refurbishment processes so that they become fully compliant with NHS standards and ready for re-use.

Deadline: 2 July 2018

Civtech challenge to transform the reuse of products for NHS Scotland


Scottish Natural Heritage challenge

Scottish Natural Heritage are looking for an innovative way to use technology to enhance engagagement with the outdoor environment in Scotland. 

Deadline: 2 July 2018 

Scottish Natural Heritage outdoor environment engagement technology challenge


Connecting people and places through public transport

Glasgow City Council are looking to address social isolation by improvements to public transport.

Deadline: 2 July 2018

Connecting people and places through public transport


Using data to drive up standards in social rented housing

The Scottish Housing Regulator want to empower tenants and maximise their consumer power in other ways. They’re looking for consumer-facing proposals that support the landlord-tenant dynamic.

Deadline: 2 July 2018

Using data to drive up standards in social rented housing


How can technology help us improve services for our public buildings?

Stirling Council owns and operates a huge range of public facilities and capital assets, including schools, libraries and offices. They would like to develop a solution that helps them design better services, processes and procedures.

Deadline: 2 July 2018

How can technology help us improve services for our public buildings?


Get the ship in shape innovation event

DASA and the Royal Navy Innovation Team, DARE (Discovery, Assessment and Rapid Exploitation) are holding an innovation event alongside the crew of the HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier.

Event date: 4 July 2018

Get the ship in shape innovation event


Immersive technology to support pupils with autism

The Education Authority in Northern Ireland is keen to develop an educational tool(s) that can be used in a classroom setting. The tool(s) is aimed to meet the needs of children with Autism spectrum disorder from the ages of 3 – 19 years to improve their educational, social and behavioural outcomes.

Deadline: 29 July 2018

Immersive technology to support pupils with autism


NESSIE project open innovation challenge for offshore renewables

The NESSIE project consortium launches the first stage of the competition to implement projects demonstrating anti-corrosion solutions in the North Sea. 

Deadline: 7 August 2018

NESSIE project open innovation challenge


Weir Group open innovation challenge

The Weir Group is looking to improve its mining customers’ process efficiency and profitability by advancing the classification and separation capability of the hydrocyclone circuit.

Deadline: 31 July 2018

Particle identification and separation in harsh environments


Heathrow Airport open innovation challenge

Heathrow Airport wants to work with innovators to improve its security compliance messaging and encourage better interaction with international visitors. 

Deadline: 31 August 2018

Heathrow airport security compliance messaging challenge


Stena Sphere open innovation challenge

Stena is seeking novel approaches to replace traditional data transmission cables on board its ships with wireless transmission of signals from sensors for non-critical systems.

Deadline: 31 January 2019

Cable weight reduction on board ships


Stena Line Port Operations safety challenge

Stena Line is seeking novel approaches to improve Port Operations safety, particularly in the on-loading and off-loading of unaccompanied freight for its ferry and roll-off/roll-on vessels.

Deadline: 31 January 2019

Improved Port Operations safety via Vehicle Vision challenge


Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) Open Call for innovation

The Open Call is looking for innovative ideas on how it can improve the defence and security of the UK. Your idea could be a concept, product or service, at various levels of maturity.

Defence and Security Accelerator innovation challenge


Oil and Gas Technology Centre

This open innovation programme is your opportunity to get involved in unlocking the full potential of the UK North Sea.

The 'Call for Ideas' process is a key part of the open innovation programme and seeks to identify, fund and support innovative ideas and concepts from inside and outside the oil and gas industry.

The calls focus on a range of themes that have been identified by the centre, its members and wider industry stakeholders.

Open call for ideas for the Oil and Gas Technology Centre


Connect your ideas to Philips needs

Do you have an outstanding innovation that you would like to propose or further develop with Philips? Join SPICE, the Philips Open Innovation portal for suppliers, companies or individual inventors.

Connect your ideas to Philips needs


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GENIUSLINK™ can deliver market assessment reports, scout exoskeleton robots experts to interview, tap engineering teams to rethink widget design, crowdsource technology roadmap ideas, slice and dice your data to build algorithms and predictive analytics… and everything in between.

Find out more on the GENIUSLINK website


P&G Connect + Develop challenges

P&G’s Connect + Develop program helps initiate partnerships to meet today’s needs across the P&G business: for products, technology, in-store, ecommerce and the supply chain. Whether you are an individual inventor, a small business, or a Fortune 500 company, Connect + Develop is designed to help innovators and patent-holders connect with P&G.

P&G Connect + Develop


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