United Kingdom: Foundation Industries Lab to Lab India Collaboration
Applications are now open for the Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge, part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund that will work with Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £400,000 in innovation lab to lab projects.
The aim of this competition is to:
develop close ties with counterparts in India
further your work and develop technologies to meet the challenges facing the foundation industries sector
You can include projects that:
build virtual relationships between UK research labs and Indian research labs
complete market development activities with Indian high growth innovation companies
develop proposals for further project development between the UK and Indian organisations led by UK-based labs
Projects must have a clear plan for building further relationships and plans for future collaborative research projects, this can be achieved by:
formation of virtual networks between research labs focused on sustainable material manufacture
capability mapping for both nations
proving a business case for research and collaboration between organisations
initial feasibility studies into mutually beneficial technology
Your project must focus on the foundation industries and sustainable materials innovation.
Your project can focus on one or more of the following:
process efficiency, energy costs and optimisation such as heat or energy recovery and reuse
process measurement, optimisation and digitisation, such as sensor technology or digital tools
waste recycling, utilisation and symbiosis, such as reuse of waste, industrial symbiosis or circular economy models
Project size: Your project’s total eligible costs must be between £40,000 and £80,000.
To lead a project your organisation must:
be a UK research organisation (RO), academic institution or a research and technology organisation (RTO)
not act in any way to gain selective commercial or economic advantage from the outputs of this project
You must carry out the majority of the project work in the UK. With justification, some aspects can be completed in India.
For more information, visit https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/994/overview