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Ceramics & Glass

Ceramics and glass materials exhibit high strength, high elastic modulus and are electrical and thermal insulators. Advanced ceramics and glasses are engineered to optimise its mechanical, electrical, magnetic and optical properties.

These find applications as structural ceramics (e.g. high-stress, high-temperature), electronic ceramics (e.g. sensors, capacitors, semiconductors), optical ceramics and glasses (e.g. photoelectrics, solid-state lasers), ceramic coatings (e.g. wear, corrosion resistance) and magnetic ceramics (sensors, information storage).

Advanced ceramics and glass markets are worth $133.9 Billion (CAGR 9.1%) and $60.62 Billion (CAGR 9%) by 2025. This remarkable market growth is expected to be driven by the introduction of innovations in the market such as additive manufacturing. However, ceramics and glass industries are challenged by inefficient use of resources, production processes, making them one of the largest industrial CO2 polluters in the UK.

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Tatiana Correia

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Funding Opportunities

Innovate UK SMART grants May 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy, with up to £500k for short projects or up to £2m for longer projects. This funding is from Innovate UK.

Opens: 28/05/2021 Closes: 25/08/2021

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KTN-iX challenge: Industrial Decarbonisation Solutions

EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, is looking for SME’s with innovative industrial decarbonisation solutions who are interested in corporate strategic investment. Through this iX challenge, EQUANS is looking for disruptive tools that will support the end to end process from identifying, appraising and developing net zero opportunities through to deploying and monitoring these net zero initiatives in action.

Opens: 06/07/2021 Closes: 30/09/2021

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Transforming Foundation Industries: Investor Partnership Programme Event

The Transforming Foundation Industries Investor Partnership Programme aims to provide simultaneous grant funding and venture capital investment in UK-registered SMEs to support R&D projects and business growth. We are looking for a mix of investors with an interest in foundation industry markets including venture capital, angel network, or corporate venture investors.

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22.03.2021

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund - Technology Marketplace

The Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 1: Spring 2021 competition is open to applications until 14th July; businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have an opportunity to bid for up to £40m in grant funding.

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