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November 2017 sector competition: strand 1 Manufacturing and Materials

Funding details
Registration opens
28 Nov 2017, 12:00
31 Jan 2018, 12:00
Innovate UK
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0300 321 4357

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.

Funding will be allocated as follows:

up to £5 million for projects up to 12 months
up to £14 million for projects between 13 and 36 months

A further £16 million is available to fund Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

There are two strands to this competition, this one being Strand 1: Manufacturing and Materials. The other strand is Infrastructure Systems.

To apply, an eligible project in manufacturing and materials, must cover at least one of the following areas:

  • innovation in a manufacturing system, technology, process or business model
  • innovation in materials development, properties, integration or reuse
  • a manufacturing or materials innovation, rather than a product innovation

Proposals must improve business growth and productivity or create export opportunities for at least one UK SME involved in the project.

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