The two planned Hubs, Smart Factory Innovation Hub and Digital Supply Chain Innovation Hub, will be grant funded at £20m and £10m respectively, and will be tasked with bringing in further co-investment from industry.

Webinar recording is now available


This programme is a core part in our strategy to create a connected ecosystem harnessing the power of the UK’s leading manufacturing companies, technology developers, start-ups and spinouts, and our world-leading research institutions; increasing the number of collaborations up the value chain.

Grant Details

  • The grant funding is available to cover:
  • overall management of the hub
  • setting up test beds, living labs and other types of development environments
  • funding projects using hub facilities and accessing capabilities identified by the hub

Who should apply?

  • Applications for this competition are welcomed from single applicants and collaborations from UK registered organisations of any size from the following categories:
  • business
  • research organisation
  • research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • charity
  • not-for-profit
  • public sector organisation

This briefing event will provide information around the context, aims & scope, along with application tips and the opportunity to meet potential consortia partners.