Businesses can apply for a share of £6.5 million to work with world-leading organisations on solutions to analysis/measurement problems
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £175,000
Opens: 9th Jan 2017
Closes: 1st Feb 2017
The aim of this competition is to help companies overcome intractable product, manufacturing or process performance problems through advanced measurement and analytical technologies. The ultimate aim is to improve companies’ overall performance and productivity.
Innovate UK are looking to fund projects that can show the negative business impact of an existing process or product variability.
Examples of the types of business problems include, but are not limited to:
The latest analytical technologies and data analysis approaches may be able to identify the root causes of problems. They may also be able to enhance control measures for products or processes.
Examples of technologies that could be made available under the scheme include, but are not limited to:
Please note, at stage 1, applicants do not need to know what analysis or measurement is required, or how to do it.
Funding and project details
A business must lead the project, and collaborate with at least 1 of the 4 partner organisations listed above.
Stream 2 funding also applies where you expect your eligible projects costs to be under £50,000 but you are not eligible for funding under the de minimus scheme.
The rules for this funding stream are different from other Innovate UK collaborative competitions. You can receive funding for a percentage of both your costs and the costs of the expertise from funding partners, but you must pay the remainder yourself, both of your own costs and your funding partners.
The percentage of total project costs (including costs of partner expertise) that is paid varies but you could get up to 70% if you are a SME.
Innovate UK are primarily seeking to fund industrial research or feasibility studies.
Projects are expected to last 3 to 11 months and range in size from total costs of £50,000 to £250,000, depending on the type of project.