Analysis for Innovators (A4I) roadshow

Posted on: 07/01/2019

A4I can help boost productivity and competitiveness in your business through solving existing problems.


Innovate UK expects to open a fourth round of the popular Analysis for Innovators (A4I) programme in late February worth up to £4m.  KTN is running roadshows at various venues in the UK to outline the details of A4I in advance of the next round of the competition opening.

A4I is a programme that gives UK businesses of any size access to cutting-edge R&D expertise and facilities to help boost productivity by solving analysis or measurement problems that they have been unable to tackle using standard technologies and techniques. It might be around product reliability, cost or product lifetime.

A4I is an investment from Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, alongside funding partners the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the National Measurement Laboratory at LGC (formerly known as the Laboratory of the Government Chemist), the National Engineering Laboratory (NEL) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

Together the funding partners run some of the most advanced facilities, techniques and technologies available in the world.  A4I matches the best UK scientists and facilities with companies that have analysis or measurement problems. A4I matches the best UK scientists and facilities with companies that have existing issues, a different approach from other Innovate UK funding competitions.

Targeting competitiveness and productivity head on by offering cutting edge R&D, expertise and facilities to UK companies that want to solve an analysis or measurement problem from within their existing business, the A4I programme differs from other funding competitions.  The KTN roadshows will explain A4I as well as highlighting some of the successes from previous funding rounds.


Roadshow events are being held at the following locations:

29 Jan – Oxford, Harwell. 

31 Jan – Bristol, Engine Shed.  Register here.

4 Feb – Teddington, London, National Physical Laboratory. Register here.

5 Feb – Wales, QED Centre, Treforest.  Register here.

7 Feb – Glasgow, thestudio. Register here.

12 Feb – Belfast, NIACE Centre. Register here.

15 Feb РHuddersfield, NPL North. Register here.


27 Feb – A4I round 4 competition briefing. Register here.


All the events are free to attend.

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