Businesses can apply for funding to support a range of innovation projects that tackle commercial challenges in manufacturing and materials.
Innovate UK has up to £15m to invest in projects that support innovation in manufacturing and materials and lead to improvements in productivity, competitiveness and growth.
We are seeking to support feasibility studies, industrial research and experimental development. Projects may span more than one category of research.
The competition is the first of Innovate UK’s new simplified competitions focused on the 4 key sectors of manufacturing and materials; emerging and enabling technologies; health and life sciences; and infrastructure systems.
Find more information here.
Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson said:
“The UK is a global leader in many areas of specialist manufacturing, and we are committed to supporting industry to grow, develop innovative ideas and boost productivity. This £15m competition is a milestone in our approach to support large and small companies as well as researchers to get their ideas off the drawing board.”