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Funding Links and Opportunities

Latest Funding Opportunities are highlighted below for your information.  For further information please use the links provided:

  • Enhanced Capital Allowances - Tax rebate on energy efficient equipment.
     
  • EU Sustainable Industry Low Carbon Initiative - Aims to help manufacturing sectors to achieve specific GHG emission intensity reductions in order to maintain competitiveness.  
     
  • UK Energy Efficiency Investments Fund - (>£2million). Includes CHP.
     
  • Green Deal for Businesses - Loan for efficiency improvements to homes and business, paid back through energy savings. 
     
  • CO2Sense - Funding for renewable energy generation but may only be available in Yorkshire.
     
  • Collaborative R&D Funding - Funding of up to £120m for research and development, skills training, and capital investment to help UK supply chains achieve world-class standards and encourage major new suppliers to locate in the UK. Register by 9th October and submit your application by 16th October. 
     
  • Design Challenges for a Circular Economy - Investment of up to £1.5m to encourage development of products, components and services designed to be re-used, rather than ending up as waste. Register by 4th September and submit your application by 11th September.
     
  • Technology-Inspired Innovation - Investment of up to £8m in collaborative research and development projects that stimulate innovation across key enabling technologies. Opens 19th August. Register by 25th September and submit your application by 2 nd October.
  • Advanced Materials
     
  • Electronics, Sensors, Photonics

Themed Calls (with defined closing date)

AMSCI – Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (round 4)

  • Collaborative R&D Funding – Funding of up to Funding of up to £120m for research and development, skills training, and capital investment to help UK supply chains achieve world-class standards and encourage major new suppliers to locate in the UK. Register by 9th October and submit your application by 16th October. A webinar supporting this call was held on 8th August. A report and presentations can be found here

    GTS/BG are investigating the possibility of developing a glass centre of technical research, training and expertise that will help to meet some of the current legislative targets facing the conventional glass industry (e.g. 80% reductions in emissions by 2050), but also to push glass related developments in more novel/specialist uses of glass (e.g. in aerospace, renewable energy sector etc.).  For more information on this from GTS, please contact: r.ireson@glass-ts.com
     
  • Collaborative R&D Funding
    Investment of up to £8m in collaborative research and development projects that stimulate innovation across key enabling technologies.  Opens 19th August. Register by 25th September and submit your application by 2nd October.  An event supporting this call was held on 18th July in Birmingham.
     
  • Advanced Materials
     
  • Electronics, Sensors, Photonics

Open Calls (no fixed closing date)

  • TSB - Smart Innovation Grants for SMEs

    Smart grants are awarded by the Government’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to micro and small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to support innovative and high-risk R&D projects in science, engineering or technology which could lead to successful new products, processes or services. Any pre start-up, start-up or small or medium-sized business carrying out R&D in any sector across the UK is eligible for Smart funding. 

    There are three types of grant, focusing on commercial viability, technical feasibility and prototype development and ranging in value from £25,000 (for a proof of market study), £100,000 (for a proof of concept study) up to £250,000 (to fund the development of a prototype).  Business can typically receive up to 60% of funding towards the costs incurred.

    On average, applications typically take between 7-20 hours to complete but may take longer depending upon the nature of the concept. Applications are grouped together on pre-set ‘batch assessment dates’ and applicants should hear from the Technology Strategy Board about a month after the batch assessment date. If successful projects typically start within 1-3 months from when the offer letter is received.

     
  • TSB - Innovation Vouchers

    Are you a UK-based SME who has not worked with GTS before?  Innovation Vouchers could provide you a grant to cover up to £5000 of research at GTS.  The Innovation Voucher encourage small and medium-sized businesses from across the UK businesses to look outside their current network for new knowledge that can help them to grow and develop through working with a supplier for the first time.  The grant is to be used to pay for knowledge or technology transfer from that supplier. 

    The voucher has three key criteria: The idea that you want help with should be a challenge for your business that means you need to look for specialist help; This should be the first time that you have worked with the knowledge supplier; Your idea should be applicable to one of the priority sectors.

    Current key themes for Innovation Vouchers can be found on the TSB website.
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Because of the differences in the various methods of manufacture, the industry is divided into 5 main sections under the general headings: Container glass; flat glass; scientific/technical glass; domestic glass; and fibre glass.


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