Inspiring innovation

Our £1 million Photonics Innovation Fund is enabling us to build a national network of academic partners, equipped to respond to emerging industrial challenges.

So far, we have awarded £650,000 in grant funding to projects led by UK researchers offering new capabilities relevant to industry but outside of our core expertise. Recently, we have collaborated with other EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hubs to jointly fund projects that exploit research synergies and allow access to a wider range of facilities and equipment.

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Call for Feasibility Studies – EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hubs

· Opens: Wednesday 12 May 2021

· Closing date for applications: 17:00 Thursday 22 July 2021

The Future Photonics Hub has partnered with the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hubs in Composites, Electrical Machines and Metrology to offer up to £900,000 in funding to support a number of Feasibility Studies at TRLs 1 to 3. The funding is available for novel research in manufacturing technologies pertinent to the priority areas identified by each of the four partner Hubs, including up to £150,000 for photonics research.

Proposals are envisaged to have a maximum duration of six months and maximum value of £62,500 at full Economic Cost (fEC), with funding to be awarded at 80% of fEC.

For more information, download the full 2021 Call for Feasibility Studies- PSRC Future Manufacturing Hubs

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