The aim of this competition is to stimulate and broaden innovation in manufacturing and materials. Innovate UK will fund a range of projects that address technical or commercial challenges in this scope. These aim to lead to increased business productivity, competitiveness and growth, especially for SMEs.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: from £30k - £1m
Opens: 9th May 2016
Closes: 13th Jul 2016
Innovate UK have allocated up to £15 million to fund innovation projects in this competition. Up to £5 million available for projects lasting up to one year, £5 million for projects lasting up to 2 years and £5 million for projects up to 3 years. Your project may focus on technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development. This will depend on the challenge you identify.
A project must follow one of the following areas:
This competition is due to be run multiple times per year and Innovate are particularly interested in seeing applications featuring:
For technical feasibility studies and industrial research, you could get up to:
For experimental development projects, which are nearer to market, you could get up to: