Analysis for Innovators (A4I)

Round 13

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Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £2.25 million in small collaborative innovation projects working with their Analysis for Innovators (A4I) partners. The aim of the scheme is to assist businesses in tackling their current challenges related to analysis and measurement. These issues are most effectively examined using the expertise of scientists and the state-of-the-art facilities accessible in the United Kingdom.

The pivotal factor contributing to the success of Analysis for Innovators lies in the Brokerage Meetings facilitated between participating companies and experts affiliated with the program. These sessions provide an opportunity for companies to engage in discussions with experts willing to collaborate on addressing their specific challenges.

The competition is divided into 2 stages: Stage 1 – Expression of Interest and Stage 2 Application for a funded project. For round 13, projects are considered “mini” due to their duration being up to 3 months.

Project size: If successful at stage 1, your stage 2 project’s total project costs will need to be up to £50,000.

Why Collaborate with Royce? 

The Henry Royce Institute is the UK’s home of advanced materials research and innovation, bringing together world-leading academics from across the UK and working closely with industry to ensure commercialisation of fundamental research.

Key Dates

Applicant briefing event (webinar): February 28th 2024

Competition open date: March 4th 2024

Competition close date: April 4th 2024



Briefing Session Registration 28/02/24

Who Can Apply?

To enter this phase, your organization must be a registered business in the UK, regardless of its size. Each business, regardless of size, is limited to submitting only one application for this competition.

The financial support provided in this competition falls under the category of Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA). The sum of the grant funding obtained from the program, combined with the MFA funding received by your company in the current financial year and the two preceding years, must not surpass £315,000.

Additionally, the proposed project must be an existing product/process.

How To Apply?

Your proposal should outline a measurement or analysis challenge for which you seek a resolution to enhance your business’s productivity or competitiveness. It is essential to include an estimation of the potential value to your business upon solving this problem. Companies must submit a video otherwise their application will not be considered.

For more information, please use links below:

More information regarding the programme can be found here: Innovate UK Analysis for Innovators – Innovate UK KTN (ktn-uk.org)

UK Government Innovation Funding Service: Competition overview – Analysis for Innovators (A4I) Round 12 – stage 1 – Innovation Funding Service (apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk)