UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to work on innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials.

Innovation Projects in Manufacturing and/or Materials

Projects must involve at least one SME, working alone or in collaboration with other organisations. Funding to be provided for projects that focus on identified technical or commercial challenges. These should lead to increased productivity, competitiveness and growth for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Innovate UK expect projects to range in size from total project costs of £50,000 to £2 million. Projects should last between 6 months and 3 years and must involve at least one SME, working alone or in collaboration with other organisations. Projects longer than 12 months or with costs of £100,000 or more must be collaborative with other grant claiming partners.

Applicants will need to register for an Innovation Funding Service (IFS) account to complete their application form online. As part of this competition, Innovate UK welcomes applications for KTPs across all disciplines and applications within materials and manufacturing that drive productivity and growth. KTP applicants are subject to the same application deadline. However, KTP applicants should follow the specific guidance for KTPs.

This competition closes on 12 July 2017.  Apply here

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