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High-value manufacturing: £1 million to boost project readiness

Funding opportunity for innovative manufacturing businesses to 'bridge the gap' to volume production.

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Innovation can speed the journey to volume production

Innovate UK is seeking proposals for experimental development to address the ‘gap’ to market that can arise after a successful high-value manufacturing project.

Issues around design for manufacture, scale-up and facility development can all pose risks and delays in the transition to volume production.

We’re investing up to £1 million in projects to help companies bring their recent technology innovations closer to manufacturing readiness.

Competition information

  • the competition opens on 16 February 2015
  • we expect projects to last up to 9 months and to range in size from total costs of £200,000 to £500,000
  • funding will be at 35% for SMEs and 25% for large companies
  • a briefing day for potential applicants will be held in London on 25 February 2015
  • this competition is open to single companies or to collaborative consortia
Published 29 January 2015