Briefing dates announced for £10m manufacturing and materials readiness Innovation Loans competition
Posted on 20/02/2018
Register for innovation loans competition briefing events
Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network have announced the details of briefing events across the UK for Innovate UK’s innovation loans competition for manufacturing and materials readiness projects, which will open for applications on 26th February.
Innovation loans competition briefing events
Register below for any of the briefing events which will be held in:
Strathclyde Innovation Centre 14 March
Sci-Tech, Daresbury 15 March
The Engine Shed, Bristol 16 March
NIACE Centre, Belfast 22 March
Innovation loans at other events
In addition to these briefing events, there will be presentations about innovation loans at several other events from Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network in the coming weeks:
Innovate UK in the East of England, Martlesham 27 February
Materials Research Exchange. London 12/13 March
Innovation day with Magna, London 21 March
Innovation South Showcase, Farnborough 27 March
Manufacturing and materials readiness innovation loans
Innovate UK is to offer up to £10 million in loans to SMEs for innovative manufacturing or materials projects. The aim of this competition is to provide loans to help SMEs increase manufacturing readiness. Innovation loans will offer affordable, patient, flexible, repayable funding for later-stage research & development projects with a clear route to commercial success. More information can be found here. The competition scope will cover innovations in:
- manufacturing systems, technologies or processes, and/or
- materials development, properties, integration or reuse.
Proposals should focus on the scale-up of recent or ongoing manufacturing process innovation and/or materials development activities. The project’s aim should be to enable UK based companies to progress innovative manufacturing or materials developments to commercial readiness.
The deadline for registration for the competition is 25 April and the application deadline is noon on 2 May 2018. Full competition details are available here.