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This is a series of funding calls that invites and encourages powerful collaborations to submit funding applications for joint project work.

These can unite partners of all sizes, with various skill sets. For instance, they can span technology development organisations working in the likes of additive manufacturing and machine learning, and manufacturing businesses in sectors such as pharmaceutical, food production, aerospace, and textiles.

More about the Made Smarter Collaborative R&D
  • Who is it for?

    You’d be perfect for the Made Smarter Innovation programme’s Collaborative R&D initiative if:

    • You’re taking technology solutions from the research phase and refining them in manufacturing settings
    • Your aim is to bring about solutions that are ready for industrial deployment
  • How does it work?

    Businesses work in close partnership over a period of up to two years to develop, test and refine these digital technologies – ultimately leading to solutions that aim to solve the biggest challenges in manufacturing.

    It all starts with a call. Head over to our Innovation Opportunities page for a list of the most recent calls.

  • What are the benefits?

    The main advantages are:

    • Bringing together the whole manufacturing industry
    • Producing cutting-edge solutions which tackle manufacturing’s greatest challenges
  • Get involved

    Find out more about this initiative on our Innovation Opportunities page or contact a member of the team via manufacturing@ktn-uk.org to get involved.

    If you’re in any way involved in the UK manufacturing sector, then we’d love for you to join our growing community sign up here.

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