Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £8 million for collaborative cross-sector, research and development projects.

The aim of this competition is to improve the productivity and competitiveness of foundation industry companies and supply chains, by funding cross-sector collaborative research and development projects.

Your project must work on resource and energy efficiency challenges common to 2 or more of the foundation industries.

The foundation industries sectors include: cement | paper | glass | ceramics | metals | chemicals

Your project must:

  • further develop technologies to reduce deployment risk and accelerate take-up across industries;
  • develop new technologies that, when deployed, would create a step-change in resource or energy efficiency in these industries;
  •  be designed to help the UK’s foundation industries remain competitive.

Key dates

Apply by |10 March 2021 | 11:00am

Applicants notified | 3 May 2021

Briefing webinar

A briefing webinar for potential applicants will be taking place on 13 January. Register here

Find out more and apply

Full details about this competition and online application form can be found on the Innovation Funding Service website