Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £5 million in innovation projects for the foundation industries. These will be cross-sector, collaborative, fast start, short duration, industrial research and development (R&D) projects.

The aim of this competition is to bring businesses from different foundation industries together to work on common resource and energy efficiency opportunities. Projects can focus on any part of the manufacturing process, including:

  • feedstock inputs
  • production
  • material product development

A consortium must include at least 2 businesses representing at least 2 sectors in the foundation industries (cement, glass, ceramics, paper, metals and bulk chemicals).

The project must not focus on fuel switching or technologies for the capture of emissions, such as carbon capture and storage.

The competition closes at midday 5th October 2020

Project size

A project’s total eligible costs must be between £50,000 and £500,000.

Need help deciding which grants you might be eligible for?

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