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:

  • help the UK’s foundation industries remain globally competitive and become more environmentally sustainable;
  • indicate how the innovation helps meet the needs of business and/or industry as it emerges from Covid-19 pandemic and aids rapid recovery;
  • demonstrate that the business has the capability to deliver the project.

Projects can be across a variety of technologies, markets, sectors, technological maturities and research categories.

Key dates

Apply by | 4 November 2020 | 11:00am

Applicants notified | 11 December 2020

Briefing webinar

Find out more and apply

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