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