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Scaling-up Semiconductor Manufacturing

Fund Name

Improving and Scaling-up Semiconductor Manufacturing – CR&D

Project Length

Up to 12 months

Project Value

Up to £2.5m



UK registered businesses can apply for up to £12 million as part of a collaborative research & development drive into ways to improve and scale up semiconductor manufacture and improve supply-chain resilience within the UK.

This competition’s aim is to help build resilience in the UK supply chain.

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Fund details

Your proposal must identify or deliver a clear, game-changing intervention and address a clear industrial requirement or improvement in an area such as:

  • establishing innovations and new manufacturing techniques
    expanding capability or performance of existing manufacturing techniques
    encouraging relationships between product designers and manufacturers to develop new manufacturing techniques or expand capability
    encouraging new collaborations across industry and academia

This must realistically and significantly meet and provide a long-term commitment to supporting the UK semiconductor industry requirement.

Specific themes: 

Your project can focus on one or more of the following :

  • compound semiconductors
  • silicon semiconductors
  • development of Process Design Kits (PDKs)
  • manufacturing process development
  • device and circuit simulation and design
  • manufacturing, packaging, assembly and test processes
  • wafer fabrication operations sustainability
  • hybridisation or heterogeneous development,
  • system-on-chip development
  • system-in-package development
  • open access foundries models
  • accelerate development cycles
  • advanced or novel semiconductor packaging or integration techniques
  • design for manufacturing
  • design for assembly
  • proof of concept and validation of designs
  • test innovative designs and processes


Your project must:

  • be industry lead
  • have project costs up to £2.5 million
  • start by 01 June 2024
  • end by 31 May 2025
  • last up to 12 months
  • carry out all of its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
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