UK registered organisations are invitedto apply for a share of up to £2 million to support design projects emphasisingrepairability. Funding is provided by Innovate UK.
Competition opens: Monday 30 October 2023
Competition closes: Wednesday 10 January 2024 11:00am
Innovate UK, a division of UK Research andInnovation, is allocating up to £2 million for projects that prioritise designapproaches centred around repairability. The goal is to encourage businesses tointegrate people-centric and systemic design principles, thereby laying thegroundwork for innovation in products, services, places, or business models.
The focus is on Design for Repair (DfR), anevolving design philosophy that aims to render products and services moreeasily mendable. Applicants are encouraged to collaborate with design expertsto achieve optimal results and enhance their own capabilities in design.
Project’s total budget must fall within therange of £40,000 to £80,000.
Your project must align with one or more ofthe following categories:
All projects must take into account theperspectives of the end-users or those affected by the innovation. Adequatestakeholder involvement at various project phases is mandatory.
Innovate UK aims to fund a diverse range ofprojects representing different sectors, technological stages, and researchcategories. Projects from across the UK and of various company sizes arewelcome to apply.
The overarching theme is repairability,applicable across all sectors and product types. This competition seeksprojects that embed iterative optimisation for long-term benefits.
Projects They Will Not Fund
Ineligible for funding are projects that:
Application guidance encourages an agileresponse to project changes and discoveries. Project change requests will beconsidered if well-justified and submitted via the project’s designatedmonitoring service provider.