EUREKA Collaborative R&D Competition, Photonics for Advanced Manufacturing: up to £2m available
Posted on 22/03/2019
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2m to fund UK businesses, Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and universities participating in collaborative projects with partners from the participating countries of the EUREKA Network in Photonics (see below).
The call addresses collaborative R&D and innovation projects using photonic technologies to improve processes and/or products. The proposals put forward must focus on photonic technologies and their integration and/or their potential to significantly improve specific manufacturing processes and/or products.
The competition is now open (guidance can be found here – closes 25th July) and KTN has run briefing events to explain more about the opportunity and the competition scope. The events took place in the following locations on dates from the start of April (follow the links to the booking pages):
South Wales – 8th April
North Wales – 9th April
Edinburgh – 24th April
Photonic technologies that are in scope include, but are not limited to: laser machining; additive manufacturing; selective laser sintering; photonic curing; optical process control; process analytical technology (PAT); 3D optical sensing and imaging including spectral and hyperspectral imaging; millimetre wave imaging and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) technologies; photo-, stereo- or laser-based lithography.
Industry sectors that are in scope include, but are not limited to: electronic and computer components; electro-mechanical engineering; transportation and automotive manufacturing, including for sport competition; aviation/aerospace; materials; chemical and pharmaceutical industries; food control industries; safety and quality engineering; manufacturing technologies.
The countries in the EUREKA Photonics Network are: