Funding competition: manufacturing and materials round 3

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

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Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials. We will look to 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 project costs of £50,000 to £2 million. Projects should last between 6 months and 3 years.

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 be collaborative with other partners.

This competition opens on Monday 8 May 2017.

You must apply before midday on 12 July 2017.

Attend one of the briefing events in:
London on Monday 8 May.
Belfast on 12 May (a link will be provided once available).
Edinburgh on 16 May.
Newcastle on 25 May.

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Published 2 May 2017
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