Funding competition: manufacturing and materials round 2

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

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This competition opened on 21 November 2016 and is now closed for registrations.

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials. We will fund 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).

We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £50,000 to £2 million. Projects should last between 6 months and 3 years.

A business must lead the project. Projects 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 involve working with other partners.

You must register before midday (12.00pm) on 18 January 2017.

You must apply before midday (12.00pm) on 25 January 2017.

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Published 10 October 2016
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