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Up to £2.5m available for UK-Canada collaboration for High Value Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence Supported Design

Posted on 28/11/2018

Announcing a new business-led UK-Canada collaboration for High Value Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence Supported Design products and services.

A new business led collaboration between UK and Canada has been announced by Innovate UK as part of UKRI, the National Research Council Canada (NRC) and Industrial Research Assistance Programme (IRAP).

A combined investment of £5m between the two countries will be available for both large and small companies to develop or deploy commercially viable High Value Manufacturing (HVM) and Artificial Intelligence Supported Design products and services.

The pre-commercial technologies element of this fund will be focused, in particular, on artificial intelligence supported design of HVM technologies, processes, products and services.

In order to form collaborative partnerships, Innovate UK intends to provide funding to take selected UK organisations on a mission to the Toronto area in February or March 2019 (dates to be confirmed).

Funding will be available for business-led Collaborative R&D (CR&D) projects, allowing UK and Canadian partners to develop innovative ideas to be exploited in large global markets.

Innovating with Canada provides opportunities for UK businesses to:

(1) co-develop and supply innovative goods and services into the larger companies that drive the Canadian economy;

(2) increase their own technological abilities and productivity within the UK; and

(3) form strong relationships with Canadian partners to access global business opportunities jointly.

In order to form collaborative partnerships, Innovate UK intends to provide funding to take selected UK organisations on a mission to the Toronto area in February or March 2019 (dates to be confirmed).

Full details about the competition and the Canadian mission will be available via a webinar taking place on Friday 7th December at 3.30. Register to take part here.