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UK registered businesses and organisations can apply for a share of up to £20m for digital innovation projects that will improve the resource efficiency and energy efficiency of manufacturing processes in factories.
The aim of this competition is to develop digital innovations to improve the sustainability of manufacturing processes. This must result in either reduced material or reduced energy consumption.
Your proposal must deliver sustainable solutions through applying digital technology development to manufacturing processes within a production facility.
Your project must demonstrate the digital innovations that will deliver sustainability improvements.
This competition is split into 2 strands:
Your project must apply to either Strand 1 or Strand 2.
Innovate UK have allocated up to £20 million to fund innovation projects in this competition.
For strand 1, the total grant funding for your project must not exceed 50% of your total eligible project costs.
For strand 2, the total grant funding for your project must not exceed 40% of your total eligible project costs.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
The competition closes at 11am on 26 January 2022. It typically takes around 40 to 60 hours to prepare an award winning application, and we recommend you do this over a 3 to 4 week period.
Please get in touch if you'd like to know whether your project would likely qualify for this grant or would like any assistance in preparing the application.
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise SME.
Academic institutions and research and technology organisations (RTO’s) cannot lead.
This competition combines the feasibility and primer strands of the Biomedical Catalyst.
Your project must focus on developing digital solutions to:
Your project must be an innovative development or novel application of data or an industrial digital technology (IDT). This must result in either reduced material consumption or reduced energy consumption.
Your project must estimate the material or energy savings using the Resource Efficiency and Energy Efficiency (REEE) definitions. Savings must be from the manufacturing process, including any savings from reduction material purchases and associated embodied CO2e reduction.
Industrial Digital Technologies (IDTs) can include, but are not limited to:
Your project must fit into one of the 2 strands for this competition.
IDTs within strand 1 can include AI and Machine Learning.
Projects can comprise of any other Industrial Digital Technology (IDT) where the activity meets the scope of the call.
This includes, but is not limited to:
Your planned outputs must be:
Innovate UK expect, where possible, for you to provide open access to the set-up of the project as a demonstrator of the digital solution.
For more information on this grant, please visit: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/1028/overview#summary
Alternatively, contact us if you'd like to know whether your project would likely qualify for this grant.