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UK businesses can apply for a share of £4 million to work with the best scientists and research facilities to resolve productivity and competitiveness issues. A4I has funded more than 100 projects and will give them access cutting-edge R&D, expertise and facilities.

 

Analysis for Innovators (A4I) gives UK businesses access to cutting-edge R&D, expertise and facilities to help solve analysis or measurement problems that can't be cracked using standard technologies and techniques. This popular funding programme is aimed at businesses of any size and, in the first instance, you only need to explain your problem to apply.

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £4 million to work with the best scientists and research facilities to resolve productivity and competitiveness issues. A4I has funded more than 100 projects.

Gain access to world-leading experts and cutting-edge facilities, techniques and technologies to solve an existing analysis or measurement problem facing your business.

Here's more information of this year's intitiative:

  • The previous four A4I rounds have supported over 400 companies. 
  • Round 5 will open on 29 July and close on 4 September.
  • UK businesses of any size can apply for a share of up to £4 million to work with the best scientists and research facilities to help solve productivity and competitiveness issues they have been unable to tackle using standard techniques and technologies.
  • To apply, companies only need to explain their problem.
  • A series of roadshow events will be running throughout July for interested companies to find out more, and there is a wealth of information available on the A4I website. http://www.a4i.info/

Who is involved?

A4I is an investment from Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, alongside funding partners the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the National Measurement Laboratory at LGC (formerly known as the Laboratory of the Government Chemist), the National Engineering Laboratory (NEL) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

Together the funding partners run some of the most advanced facilities, techniques and technologies available in the world. A4I matches the best UK scientists and facilities with companies that have analysis or measurement problems.

The A4I programme differs from other funding competitions, targeting competitiveness and productivity head on it offers cutting edge R&D, expertise and facilities to UK companies that want to solve an analysis or measurement problem from within their existing business.

Who can apply?

Any size businesses with any type of measurement or analysis problem are able to apply. The programme is expected to appeal to manufacturing companies, especially those involved in complex supply chains, but companies applying may be from any sector.

Why collaborate with NPL?

As the UK's National Measurement Institute, their expertise and innovations can provide creative solutions, reduce the need for in-house resources, lower technical risk and can deliver revenue, time and cost savings for businesses across many different industries.

For more information please visit the National Physical Laboratory website.

 

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