UK businesses can apply for a share of £19 million for innovation projects in manufacturing and materials or infrastructure systems. A further £16 million is available for KTPs.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of £19 million
Opens: 28th Nov 2017
Closes: 31st Jan 2018
Innovate UK is to invest up to £19 million to support innovation across the manufacturing and materials and Infrastructure systems sectors. Funded projects will target opportunities that offer significant changes in productivity and cutting-edge innovations.
There will be:
A further £16 million is available to fund Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).
This competition has 2 strands. This is the Manufacturing and Materials strand. The other strand is Infrastructure Systems.
An eligible project, in manufacturing and materials, must cover at least one of the following areas:
Proposals must improve business growth and productivity or create export opportunities for at least one UK SME involved in the project.
The aim of this manufacturing and materials strand is to encourage and broaden innovation in the manufacturing and materials sector. Projects should target opportunities for significant changes in productivity and in cutting-edge innovations with significant potential for encouraging growth in all parts of the UK economy. Innovation is required to grow UK manufacturing productivity, increase material efficiency and sustain our competitiveness in the long term.
Examples for achieving this are:
We encourage projects for manufacturing or materials innovations that have the potential to affect more than one application sector. We also strongly encourage projects that will focus on productivity challenges in manufacturing.
Specific strand 1 competition themes
Innovative projects are welcomed across the following main manufacturing and materials technology themes:
For further information on these themes. click here.