The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) has launched grant funding for cross-sector and collaborative R&D projects focused on transforming foundation industries (TFI) in the U.K. Emphasis is on the following foundation industries:
Eligible projects must aim to improve the productivity and competitiveness of foundation industry companies and/or related supply chains. Projects must also address at least one of the following resource or energy efficiency challenges:
- heat recovery and utilisation
- sensors, controls and digitalisation
- waste utilisation and symbiosis
- other energy or resource efficiency improvements (business model, process, product or supply chain)
Up to 70% grant funding for project costs of between £1 million and £2 million
The closing date for applications is 10 March 2021.
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