Research staff on fixed term contracts can apply as Co-I or as a lead-applicant with the support of an established academic acting as a PI with a Max 5%-time contribution.
We updated the application form and guideline to reflect this change. (https://dte.network/1st-call-for-proposals)
Industry partners can be subcontractors to a University lead however the work performed by the sub-contractor has to be justified as essential to the project and show value for money.
Overseas HEI are not eligible for funding
No , the lead applicant needs to be an employee of the University, as stated in our guideline :