The £72 million spending is being delivered through nine specific areas, as follows:
Phase 1, opening 10 November 2008
Photonics: Next Generation Optical Internet Access (1st round)
Advanced Materials: Sustainable Materials and Products
Intelligent Transport Systems and Services: Informed Personal Travel
Phase 2, opening 19 January 2009
High Value Manufacturing: Step Changes in Competitiveness; Value Systems
Energy Generation and Supply: Maximising Recovery of UK's Oil and Gas
Resources—Photonics: Next Generation Optical Internet Access (2nd round)
Low Impact Buildings: Design and Decision Tools
Phase 3, opening 16 March 2009
Creative Industries: Accessing and Commercialising Content in a Digitally Networked World
Energy Generation and Supply: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies
Network Security: Interdependency, Complexity and Risk.
The Low Impact Buildings: Design and Decision Tools competition (in Phase 2) was delayed until June 2009 and is currently at assessment stage. For the other competition areas, the applicants that have received offers of grant funding will be placed in the Libraries.