Up to £5m is available for UK-Canada manufacturing collaborations involving high value manufacturing and AI-supported design.

A 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.

Businesses have the opportunity to apply for funding 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.

Full details about the competition can be found here.

A competition webinar briefing has been organised for Wednesday 20th February at 4.30pm GMT to provide competition details and to answer any questions you may have around the application process.   To access this webinar, you can call in on:
+44 0203 478 5289
Event number: 843 263 265
Event password: Canada
or join online here.

If you are a UK SME applying for this competition, we would encourage you to talk to the Manufacturing team at KTN who can provide guidance and answer any questions you may have.  Get in touch with Nicole Ballantyne from the Manufacturing team.

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