Process Manufacturing

For chemical-based industries to respond to global challenges, we need to improve productivity and maintain the competitiveness of our manufacturing processes.

It is crucial for the UK to adopt newer, more intensive process technologies that are scalable, flexible and tolerant to alternative feedstocks. Enhancing capabilities will also need the adoption of advanced digital solutions that utilise the right data to increase productivity.

KTN can support organisations in connecting across sectors and capabilities to meet these new business needs. We will also encourage the development and adoption of processes for synthesis and catalysis that offer commercial advantages, and help increase adoption of techno-economic, whole-system approaches to optimised solutions.

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Current Process Manufacturing funding opportunities

Biomedical Catalyst 2022 Round 2: Industry-led R&D

Opens: 15/08/2022 Closes: 12/10/2022

UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop innovative solutions to health and healthcare challenges.

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iX Challenge: Electrochemical Ammonia Production

Opens: 30/08/2022 Closes: 07/10/2022

The KTN Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside MVM Group, looking to engage innovators and innovative companies that can provide an electro-chemical method for ammonia production. MVM seek this innovation to serve as an efficient, carbon-free energy and/or hydrogen storage media, which c

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iX Challenge: CO2 Electrolysis

Opens: 30/08/2022 Closes: 07/10/2022

The Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside MVM Group, looking to engage innovators and innovative companies that can provide a highly efficient one-step process to transform high-purity CO2 emissions into value-added products or valorizable industrial starting materials.

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Circular Economy for SMEs - innovating with NICER, round 2

Opens: 13/10/2022 Closes: 07/12/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to research, test and develop step-change circular economy approaches. This can cover: chemicals, bio-textiles, metals, or mineral-based construction materials; or research/data work to accelerate the transition.

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Launchpad - Advanced Manufacturing - CR&D - Liverpool City Region

Opens: 23/09/2022 Closes: 04/11/2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £6 million for projects that grow activities in the advanced manufacturing innovation cluster centred on Liverpool City Region.

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Launchpad - Advanced Manufacturing - MFA (Minimal Financial Assistance) - Liverpool City Region

Opens: 23/09/2022 Closes: 04/11/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million for projects that grow activities in the advanced manufacturing innovation cluster centred on Liverpool City Region. This funding is Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) from Innovate UK.

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#IdeasMeanBusiness: The design to manufacture journey
Recorded: 15th October

#IdeasMeanBusiness: The design to manufacture journey

Experience and data tells us that developing a physical product (one that requires manufacturing) can be tougher than developing a software or service product: diverse skills and experience are required, there is a dependency upon third party relationships and significant investment is needed up front. This session will give you a heads-up on how to approach navigating the design to manufacture journey and will equip you with useful hints and tips to maximise your chances of success.

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