Advanced Machinery Innovation Fund

Closing Date: 19/06/2024

UK registered organisations, with significant technical operations in Greater Manchester or West Yorkshire, can apply for grants for the development of advanced machinery.

This competition is jointly operated by Innovate UK (IUK), and Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute (AMPI). The funding is from the UKRI Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) supported by the Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute (AMPI).

The aim of the competition is to encourage the development of new manufacturing technology within advanced machinery, robotics, automation, or associated industries.

Projects must focus on delivering advancements in machinery for manufacturing and demonstrate innovation at an industrially relevant scale.

Target machinery industries include:

  • Machine tool manufacturers.
  • Robotics manufacturers.
  • Other machine manufacturers.
  • Machine control system manufacturers.
  • Providers of digitalisation systems for manufacturing, including sensing and control.
  • Machinery subsystems manufacturers.
  • Automation system manufacturers.

Target technologies for machinery include:

  • Machine tool, robotic, and automation systems.
  • Advanced controllers and PLCs.
  • In-situ and in-process measurement systems.
  • Intelligent software systems.
  • On-machine sensor networks.
  • True digital twins of machinery.
  • Hybrid and reconfigurable systems.
  • Sustainable machine development.
Funding body Innovate UK (IUK)
Maximum value £250,000
Reference ID S26447
Category Science and Technology
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Fund or call Fund