Resource efficiency for materials and manufacturing: CR&D
£100k - £1m
The aim of this competition is to fund ambitious collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects, to support UK materials and manufacturing organisations to become significantly more resource efficient. Simultaneous demonstrations of how UK materials and manufacturing will become more resilient or technologically advanced are encouraged.
Your proposal must improve resource efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
You must focus on two or more of these five core areas:
Enabling areas must not be the main focus of your project. These include:
Innovate UK will not fund:
Your project must:
To lead a project your organisation must:
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example, non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total project costs.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition and are limited to no more than 20% of the project’s total eligible costs.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
You can use subcontractors from overseas but must make the case in your application as to why you could not use suppliers from the UK.
Up to £12 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition. Funding will be in the form of a grant.
If your organisation’s work on the project is commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically but for this project will be undertaking the commercial or economic activity.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of: