UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £12 million for ambitious collaborative R&D projects to support UK materials and manufacturing organisations to become significantly more resource efficient.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £12 million
Opens: 31st Mar 2023
Closes: 26th May 2023
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £12 million for this competition.
The aim of this competition is to fund ambitious collaborative research and development projects to support UK materials and manufacturing organisations to become significantly more resource efficient.
Simultaneous demonstrations of how UK materials and manufacturing will become more resilient or technologically advanced are encouraged.
Your proposal must improve resource efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
You must focus on two or more of these five core areas:
Enabling areas must not be the main focus of your project. These include:
Your project must:
You must only include eligible project costs in your application.
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian, Belarusian or Myanmar entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian, Belarusian or Myanmar source.
To lead a project your organisation must:
Applications involving collaborations of businesses with academic institutions and research organisations are particularly encouraged to apply.
If the lead organisation is a research and technology organisation (RTO), it must collaborate with at least one business of any size and must include one eligible grant claiming SME.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate on a project. Once accepted, partners will be asked to login or to create an account and enter their own project costs into the Innovation Funding Service.
To be an eligible collaboration, the lead and at least one other organisation must apply for funding when entering their costs into the application.
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total project costs.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition and are limited to no more than 20% of the project’s total eligible costs.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
You can use subcontractors from overseas but must make the case in your application as to why you could not use suppliers from the UK.
You must provide a detailed rationale, evidence of the potential UK contractors you approached and the reasons why they were unable to work with you. We will not accept a cheaper cost as a sufficient reason to use an overseas subcontractor.
All subcontractor costs must be justified and appropriate to the total project costs.
A business can only lead on one application but can be included as a collaborator in a further 2 applications.
If a business is not leading any application, it can collaborate in any number of applications.
A research and technology organisation (RTO) can lead or collaborate on any number of applications.
An organisation not eligible to lead can collaborate on a maximum of 2 applications.
You cannot use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.