Resource-efficient or bio-based materials and manufacturing

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), to invest up to £1 million in innovative feasibility projects.

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10.30 - 11.30 GMT



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The UK has clear potential to become a world-class destination of choice for advanced low-carbon manufacturing. To realise this vision, the three strategic imperatives are for UK materials and manufacturing to be:

  • net zero and resource-efficient
  • resilient and responsive
  • technologically advanced and digital

The aim of this competition is to realise net zero and resource-efficient UK materials and manufacturing. Simultaneous demonstrations of how these sectors will be more resilient or technologically advanced are encouraged.

The Innovate UK materials and manufacturing vision 2050 and the BBSRC strategic delivery plan, provides background for these strategic imperatives.

Your project must fit one or both of the following themes:

  • Resource-efficient materials and manufacturing
  • Sustainable bio-based materials and biomanufacturing

We want to fund a variety of projects across both themes.

This competition builds on two previous competitions that were open in 2022:

About the event

To find out more about the feasibility study competition please join this webinar. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any support that can be provided by Innovate UK Business Connect regarding your application.

This session will address general questions around the competition scope. For specific project queries, contact details will be shared.

This competition is open to any UK registered business of any size, micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), academic institution, research and technology organisation (RTO), charity, not for profit, and public sector organisation. Detailed eligibility criteria will be published.

Related Opportunities

Resource-efficiency or bio-based materials and manufacturing - feasibility studies 2

Opens: 02/04/2024 Closes: 29/05/2024

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £1 million for innovative feasibility studies in advanced low carbon manufacturing.

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