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UK-Guangdong urban innovation challenge 2017


The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and Guangdong province. Innovate UK and Guangdong Department of Science and Technology (GDST) are funding this competition as part of the Newton Fund.


Projects should address one or more of the following urban challenges:

  • smart mobility
  • affordable healthcare through big data solutions
  • smart platforms for sustainable urban environments


Innovate UK expect projects to range in size from total project costs of £350,000 to £500,000 in the UK. The total UK grant size should not exceed £350,000 per project.

Projects should last up to 2 years.


If you are a UK business, you can carry out the project as the only UK partner or you can work with others. You will need to partner with at least one Chinese business that has been registered in Guangdong for more than one year.

A business must lead the project in the UK. A business or a research organisation registered in Guangdong is able to lead the project in Guangdong.


For further information, eligibility, scope, dates and information on how to apply please visit the Innovate UK website here