SEMIconductors Manufacture Scaleup CR&D £12m Competition - Launch and Briefing

Innovate UK’s Skills, Education, Manufacture Innovation for Semiconductors Programme have launched a £12 million CR&D competition, which aims to support manufacturing scale-up across the UK semiconductor industry and supply chain.

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10.00 - 12.00



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Improving and Scaling up Semiconductor Manufacturing

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UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £12 million to produce innovative solutions to improve and develop the manufacturing capabilities of the UK semiconductor industry. This call is funding projects, of up to a 12-month duration, that will have total project costs of up to £2.5 million (at the usual Innovate UK industrial research intervention rates depending on organisation type and size).

This CR&D call continues with the similar broad themes of the feasibility study earlier in 2023 but does not require previous participation in that study. The call is looking to:

  • establish innovations and new manufacturing techniques across the semiconductor supply chain,
  • encourage new collaborations across different areas of the industry, and
  • develop closer ties with academia and industry.

The scope will cover a broad range of technology areas including:

  • Manufacture, front & back-end processes, wafer and device fabrication, PDK development
  • Silicon, compound, advanced materials, 2D, 3D
  • Advanced packaging, hybrid, heterogeneous, SoC, SiP
  • Assembly & test
  • IP & design, DfM, DfA, Design for circularity and reuse
  • Fabrication – operations & sustainability
  • Supply chain

Please register to join the competition briefing to be held online on Tuesday 5 of December 2023.

Click here to view pitch slides from the SEMIconductors Pitch Cohort & Networking Building events which have been authorised by organisations to be shared following these 
to promote their collaboration ideas and requirements.

Click here to find out more about the available funding.

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Improving and Scaling-up Semiconductor Manufacturing – CR&D

Opens: 04/12/2023 Closes: 31/01/2024

UK businesses can apply for up to £12m for collaborative R&D to improve and scale up semiconductor manufacture and supply-chain resilience.

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