Funding to catalyse innovation to support fast recovery and growth from Covid-19 through innovations that improve productivity and sustainability of the UK’s foundation industries.
Your proposal must help the UK’s foundation industries remain globally competitive and become more environmentally sustainable.
Your proposal must focus on resource or energy efficiency opportunities through the development of:
Your project must:
To lead a project your UK registered organisation:
Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone. Research and technology organisations cannot work alone.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition and must be selected through a participant’s normal procurement process. Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK.
The aim of this competition is to support an innovation-led recovery from the Covid-19 crisis and to protect the UK’s foundation industries innovation capability. Aligned with the objectives of the ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge, projects will have to demonstrate how they address resource or energy efficiency of foundation industries and support resilience and sustainability of the sector and its supply chains.
Projects can include techno-economic assessment of new products, services and business models.
Projects must focus on resource or energy efficiency in the foundation industries and can focus on one or more of the following areas:
Innovate UK will fund feasibility studies and industrial research projects.