Come and hear about a new and very different approach to Innovate UK funding programmes!
Analysis for Innovators (A4I) won’t open until January 2017, but we want to explain what the programme will be about and how it differs from our other funding. There will be up to £6.5M of funding available in total for the programme
Analysis for Innovators is a new funding programme that targets 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.
A4I will be run as a two stage scheme, and at the first stage, unusually we are not requiring that you describe the project work you want to do; instead you will need only to describe the problem, its nature, any techniques you have already tried and the value to your business of solving it. This very different approach means that a very different application process will be necessary, which is partly why we are running these roadshow events in advance of it opening.
Since this is addressing real problems you have in existing processes in your business, we believe it may be of interest to companies that previously didn’t think of applying for R&D funding. Any size business with any type of measurement or analysis problem are able to apply.
We have partners on this programme who run some of the most advanced cutting edge facilities, techniques and technologies available in the world, here in the UK. They will be making these available to successful applicants to A4I to do R&D to solve analysis and measurement problems. We expect the programme to particularly appeal to manufacturing companies, especially those involved in complex supply chains, but companies applying may be from any sector.
|09:00||Tea/Coffee & Registration|
|10:00||Welcome – InvestNI|
|10:00||Introduction to Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)|
|10:20||Overview of the Analysis for Innovators programme|
|10:50||Scope of Analysis and Measurement|
|11:10||The Application Process and Timetable|
|11:30||Funding models for successful applicants|