The Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Sector

Innovation in manufacturing and materials has resulted in the development of more efficient and faster processes, new materials that ease manufacturing and advanced materials for improved product performance. This sector is responsible for many wider economic impacts including lean production techniques, rapid prototyping, CAD, sensors, polymers, and nanomaterials.

Advanced manufacturing in the UK is thriving, with a number of UK companies highly competitive on the world stage – in particular within additive manufacturing and advanced composite materials. The growth of these sectors has seen the UK ranked 9th globally in terms of manufacturing.

The aim of grant funding in these industries is to sustain long-term competitiveness and encourage broader innovation through resource efficiency, intelligent production and the development of new materials. Granted have supported a number of companies in applying for funds such as Innovate UK’s Materials and Manufacturing call, including ENSO, by creating cleaner and more energy efficient tyres for electric vehicles.

Grant Funding Priorities

UK and EU grant funders are interested to support projects innovating in:

  • nanotechnology and nanomaterials
  • composite materials
  • coatings, thin films and surfaces
  • metals and metallurgy
  • ceramics
  • polymers
  • non-metallics
  • electronic and sensing materials
  • resource efficiency
  • assembly and joining
  • forming technologies
  • chemical and bio process
  • surface engineering
  • CAD / CAM / CAE / simulation, digital manufacturing
  • electronics manufacturing
  • sensor and instrument (design and manufacture)
  • material recovery and treatment

Working with Granted

Whether you are a start-up or a large company, Granted have a long history of writing grant applications for innovative organisations. Our dedication to supporting exciting businesses in unlocking their goals, means we strive to stay up to date with the latest developments across a number of industries and apply this knowledge with our expertise in crafting compelling funding applications.

If you have an innovative business in this sector and want to explore the potential for grant funding, we would like to support you in unlocking your goals.

To understand how we work, please see our services page.

Featured funding opportunities

Below are just some of the current funding opportunities. Please contact us to see if there are others.

Innovate UK Smart Grants: February 2019

Summary Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation… Read more »

Digitalisation of medicines manufacturing: Challenge Fund

Summary This competition aims to encourage the application of digitally… Read more »

Increase productivity, performance and quality in UK construction

Summary The aim of this competition is to invest in… Read more »

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