23 November 2022
by Sarah Morgan

UK Research and Innovation launches resource efficiency competition

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1mln in the winning innovation projects.

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Closing at 11am on 21 December 2022, the aim of this competition is to support UK materials and manufacturing organisations to become more resource efficient.

Simultaneous demonstrations of how UK materials and manufacturing will become more resilient or technologically advanced are encouraged.

The proposal must focus on two or more of these five core areas contributing to improvements in resource efficiency and be able to demonstrate carbon reduction:

  • materials for the future economy
  • smart design
  • resilient supply chains
  • world class production
  • longer in use and reuse

The project must be between £50,000 and £100,000, start by 1 June 2023 and end by 30 November 2023 and last between three and six months.

For full criteria and application instructions see: Competition overview - Resource efficiency for materials and manufacturing (REforMM) - Innovation Funding Service (apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk)