TFI DEMO Competition Briefing & Capability for TFI Event

Join Innovate UK and KTN for details of the new Transforming Foundation Industries Demonstrators Competition, followed by the Capability for TFI Event where you can learn about Research Organisations expertise and find consortium partners for DEMO.

Event Details


10.00 - 13.00



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TFI Demonstrators Competition provides the opportunity for UK businesses to apply for up to 2-year projects, greater than £5m in size, focussed upon sustainability developments for the foundation industries.

Webinar recording and slides are now available

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Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £14 million from the Transforming Foundation Industries Programme to support projects that demonstrate innovation at an industrial scale. The aim of the competition is to fund research and development projects that demonstrate future technologies, capable of addressing the resource or energy efficiency challenges of the UK’s Foundation Industries. These will be cross-sector, collaborative, demonstration projects. Your proposal must include significant industry investment.

This is stage 1 of a 2 stage competition:

  • ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries: Demonstrators Expression of interest (EoI) (this stage)
  • ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries: Demonstrators – Full stage: This will be by invitation only to applicants who are successful in the EoI stage.

This programme of events will help bring to life some of the key themes that will make up the competition and make connections across the industries.

About Event

Competition Briefing: 10:00 – 11:30

The competition briefing event provides potential applicants with information on the competition scope, eligibility, how to apply and support available.

Capability for TFI: 11:40 – 13:00

KTN will be launching the outputs of the outreach study which was conducted to map the existing UK capability that can be leveraged to support the foundation industries. We will be hosting several Research Organisations to discuss with you how their expertise could be of benefit to you in the curation of future projects as well as addressing the innovation needs of your business more generally.

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