Transforming Systems through Partnerships

To solve today’s most pressing development and sustainability challenges, academics need to work with industry, government and the public to build trust, design appropriate solutions and scale their uptake.

Run by the Royal Academy of Engineering, supported by the Newton Fund and delivered in partnership with innovation agencies in six countries, the Engineering X Transforming Systems through Partnership will build engineering teaching, research and innovation capacity within partner countries' universities to collaborate with local stakeholders and UK academics in meeting local and global development challenges.

Call for Grants

A call for grant funding proposals under this programme is now open and will now close on 30th November 2020 at 12:00 midday (UK time). Please read the two guidance documents below carefully before starting your application.  

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Funding under this Scheme will be made available to Partnerships led by a University from an eligible Partner Country and involving at least one local industry partner and UK academic institution. For more details please see the two guidance documents in the linked above.

Note: For Thailand partnerships, the priorities will be Bio-Circular-Green Economy (BCG), all 6 areas.

Awards from Royal Academy of Engineering provide funding of up to GBP 80,000, while industry partner must provide matching fund at least 50% of the grant requested. The part of match contributions from industry must include at least half in financial, and other half can be in kind.  

National Science and Technology Development Agency of Thailand (NSTDA) commissioned by NXPO through PMU-C will also provide same amount of funding as from Royal Academy of Engineering to the project.


For more information,

Mr.Rachot Tanthasuraseth, Ms.Taya Wanasen

Business Relation Center

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