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£10m manufacturing and materials readiness innovation loans competition

Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network have announced the details of briefing events across the UK for Innovate UK’s innovation loans competition for manufacturing and materials readiness projects, which will open for applications on 26th February.
Innovation loans competition briefing events
The launch event, with a live and recorded webinar. will be at BMA House in London on 6th March. Register here.
Register below for any of the briefing events which will be held in:
Manufacturing Technology Centre,Coventry                             5 March
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Rotherham          8 March
National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, Darlington             9 March
Strathclyde Innovation Centre                                                     14 March
Sci-Tech, Daresbury                                                                       15 March
The Engine Shed, Bristol                                                               16 March
NIACE Centre, Belfast                                                                    22 March

Innovate UK is to offer up to £10 million in loans to SMEs for innovative manufacturing or materials projects.  The aim of this competition is to provide loans to help SMEs increase manufacturing readiness. Innovation loans will offer affordable, patient, flexible, repayable funding for later-stage research & development projects with a clear route to commercial success.  More information can be found here. The competition scope will cover innovations in:

  • manufacturing systems, technologies or processes, and/or
  • materials development, properties, integration or reuse.

Proposals should focus on the scale-up of recent or ongoing manufacturing process innovation and/or materials development activities. The project’s aim should be to enable UK based companies to progress innovative manufacturing or materials developments to commercial readiness.
The deadline for registration for the competition is 25 April and the application deadline is noon on 2 May 2018. Full competition details are available here.

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