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Q&As

A chance for anyone interested in this funding competion to ask questions about the call and the subject area. All answers will be posted on this page so that any potential applicant can access the same information.

Further information will be available at the Information Session and Collider Event for Interested Applicants on 12 October 2017. This event will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person. 

Answers to general questions about the SBRI Framework can be found on the SBRI Framework page

1. When will the competition open?

The competition will be open for registrations and applications at noon on Friday 8 September.

The competition brief is available now

2. When will the competition close?

The deadline for registrations is midnight 27 October 2017

The deadline for your final applications is midnight 10 November 2017

3. How will the successful applications be chosen?

Proposals will initially go through an assessment based on two gateway questions related to eligibility and scope. Once proposals pass the gateway, they will then be assessed by an expert group of selected assessors (five assessors per application). Information on the assessment criteria will be available on the Invitation to Tender (available to potential applicants after registration when the competition opens).

The scores from these assessments will then be moderated at a moderation panel which will then produce a shortlist for recommendation to the Strategic Management Board.  

The final selection will be made by the Strategic Management Board and they may apply a strategic and portfolio approach to the final decision. 

4. Can I submit more than one application?

Yes, you can submit more than one application.

5. Is this only open to Scottish companies?

No, the funding competition is open to any organisation of any size based in the European Union (EU) that can demonstrate a credible and practical route to market.

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