Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) has launched its second Innovation Challenge with applications open now, this year focusing on larger, later-stage projects.
MSIP supports the development and delivery of innovation across the sustainable mobility and decarbonisation sectors.
This second Innovation Challenge will exploit Dundee’s reputation for innovative electric vehicle implementation by delivering new models for personal transport and commuting whilst addressing the Scottish Government’s challenging Net Zero targets for transport.
The MSIP Innovation Challenge 2 is a competition designed to support companies to test or demonstrate their products, processes, services or business models in Demand Responsive Transport/Mobility as a Service or Electric Vehicle Charging at Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc.
For this challenge, they are working closely with Scottish Innovation Ecosystem partners, The Data Lab and CENSIS, to leverage additional benefits into successful projects.
Successful projects will use MSIP as a location to
- test and demonstrate innovative products, processes, and services.
- validate new and disruptive business models.
- create employment opportunities.
Successful Innovation Challenge 2 projects can include new hardware, software, or service technologies as well as projects designed to encourage modal shift. Aligned with partners’ innovation objectives, MSIP are also looking for projects with a clear focus on the use of data and data science or the Internet of Things (IoT) and sensors.
Grant support for up to 75% of eligible costs will be available with a minimum grant of £5,000 and maximum
of £25,000. For further information see the Guidance document.
Additional funding may be available to businesses not yet located in Scotland but seeking to establish stronger ties with academia through the Scottish Inward Investment Catalyst Fund.
The application form can be found here – applications close 11am, 17th November 2022.