Industrial Collaboration Programme open for applications

The Henry Royce Institute is inviting businesses of all sizes, as well as approved public research organisations, to collaborate with us on exciting projects founded around strong technology translation ambition and a commitment to meeting the net-zero challenge through sustainable materials innovation.

Applications for the Royce Industrial Collaboration Programme (ICP) must be submitted via a Royce Partner and include the use of Royce Partner capability.



An award can be up to £250,000 per project (from Royce) and will cover up to 80% of the full economic cost with an expected duration of 3-5 months.

The Royce-IOM3 Ten Point Plan Report brings a material science dimension to the Government’s Ten Point Plan to put the UK on a path to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050; the ICP takes inspiration from this report to accelerate sustainable, commercially viable net-zero innovation in advanced materials.

We are looking to fund short-term, collaborative, business-led RD&I projects which should focus on supporting new products, processes or services that represent a step change over those currently available, or propose an innovative use of existing products or processes.


Who can Apply

The programme is open to all industry and research organisations across the UK. The Royce Research and Business Engagement team especially welcome engagement with businesses and research organisations unfamiliar with the capabilities across Royce to discuss potential project ideas.

Projects involving secondment of industry researchers to the research partner or academic personnel to the business premises are eligible and encouraged, especially where such secondments extend beyond the length of the funding period.

Potential applicants must discuss their projects with one of the Royce Research and Business Engagement team prior to applying to the scheme. This will help ensure any applications are within the scope of this programme.




Assessing your Application

Your application will be assessed by an independent panel made up of experts in the field from industry and academia against the following criteria:

Potential to enable transformative step changes in research capability
Clear SMART objectives and the expected impact on accelerating sustainable net-zero innovation
The evidencing of the provision of value for money
Ability to complete by 31st March 2023
Added value of Royce capabilities
Ability of team to deliver a high impact project


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