Alternatively, a project could look at a completely different theme or topic, so long as the idea is disruptive and ahead of anything else in the field.
A wide range of projects will be supported
Funding is available under Innovate UK’s open programme.
This programme is for different types of project, from short feasibility studies to prototyping and longer research and development projects that take ideas to the verge of commercialisation.
One of the businesses to previously get funding through the open programme is Photocentric. The printer and resin manufacturer expects to sell over £8 million of its 3D printers and photopolymers by 2020 – all from an invention that was a consequence of Innovate UK’s grant.
Its outstanding achievement was recognised earlier this year when it won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for international trade.