ISCF TFI: large collaborative R&D projects

Fund Name: ISCF TFI: large collaborative R&D projects
Project Length: Between 12-24 months
Project Value: £1m-£2m
Deadline: 10/03/2021


The aim of this competition is to improve the productivity and competitiveness of foundation industry companies and supply chains, by funding cross-sector collaborative research and development projects.

Fund details

Your project must work on resource and energy efficiency challenges common to 2 or more of the foundation industries.

The foundation industries sectors include:

  • cement
  • paper
  • glass
  • ceramics
  • metals
  • chemicals

Your project must:

  • further develop technologies to reduce deployment risk and accelerate take-up across industries
  • develop new technologies that, when deployed, would create a step-change in resource or energy efficiency in these industries

Your project must be designed to help the UK’s foundation industries remain competitive.

Your project must address one or more resource or energy efficiency challenges that are common to more than one of the six foundation industries sectors.

Your project can focus on any part of the manufacturing process, including:

  • inputs in materials and other feedstocks
  • development of new materials
  • process efficiency (for example heat recovery, waste utilisation)
  • business model development

Your application can build upon innovations developed in earlier Transforming Foundation Industry competitions, including:


Your project must:

  • have total eligible costs between £1 million and £2 million
  • start by 1 September 2021
  • last between 12 and 24 months

Your organisation must:

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