The Henry Royce Institute is once again inviting proposals from Universities, Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and companies, which are designed to explore innovative materials solutions and have a clear focus on technology translation.
Each project, for which up to £125,000 is available, will be being funded through the Royce Industrial Collaboration Programme. Royce is particularly looking to fund short-term, business-led Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) projects which 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.
This year’s ICP requires projects to be focused on the following themes:
Hydrogen: including materials-led solutions to boost performance of green electrolysis routes; materials solutions for hydrogen storage, distribution and end-use and smart materials for real-time monitoring of critical hydrogen infrastructure.
Biomaterials, bioprinting and bioelectronics: bio-inspired materials and with novel properties for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; innovative bioprinting technologies for the fabrication of complex biological structures; advanced biosensors for medical diagnosis and environmental monitoring.
Low-loss electronics: new dielectric materials with low energy loss for power electronics; semiconductors with improved performance and reliability; materials for quantum technology; materials underpinning the development of new, energy-efficient computing architectures; new materials solutions that enable circular electronics.
Materials 4.0: new digital materials design techniques for faster and more accurate materials discovery; smart materials with adaptive, responsive, and self-healing properties for range of applications; additive manufacturing technologies with high throughput; digital models of materials to simulate their behaviour under different conditions.
Foundation industries: sustainable materials with reduced environmental impact and improved resource efficiency; circular economy strategies and technologies for materials’ recycling and reuse; innovative approaches for waste reduction and materials recovery in the foundation industries.
Please note that on this occasion fundamental research projects are ineligible for funding. The work should be carried out in the UK and include at least one business and at least one university or RTO Further details, funding arrangements and criteria can be found in the guidance document.
A briefing and Q&A session will take place on 22 May 2023 and interested parties can register here. Presentation slides and a recording of the session will be made available after the event.
The Royce Industrial Collaboration Programme aims to match companies that have research, development, and innovation (RD&I) projects with UK experts in materials science and cutting-edge facilities in a truly collaborative endeavor.