Manufacturing and Materials

Another core sector, this competition supports innovation in manufacturing systems, technologies and processes, or in materials development, properties, integration and reuse, which improves the UK’s long-term growth and drives productivity. Interested? Feel free to contact us.

Eligibility and scope of the programme

Projects must demonstrate innovation in either manufacturing systems, technologies and processes (e.g. process engineering, industrial biotechnology) or materials development and properties (e.g. light-weighting or for use in demanding environments).

Only UK based companies and research organisations can apply. Projects must be led by a UK business of any size and all projects must include at least 1 SME. For projects with total costs over £100,000 or a duration over 12 months, at least 2 organisation must collaborate.


Funding levels of up to 70% are available depending on the stage of development and size of company, for projects with total costs between £50,000 and £2,000,000. Research organisations can receive up to 100% of their costs but these are usually capped at 30% of the total project costs.

Need help?

Please contact us for further information on the funding scheme, to discuss a project or how we can support you with an application.