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Additive manufacturing innovation: apply for funding
Innovate UK is investing up to £4.5 million in industrial research projects that will stimulate innovation in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.  Additive manufacturing is a well-established tool for rapid prototyping and tooling. It can provide direct production of end-use components and consumer goods. These can be in a wide variety of global market sectors – from medical devices to aerospace.
  • the competition opens on 23 May 2016
  • applicants must register before noon on 20 July 2016
  • a UK-based business must lead the project and work with at least one other business
  • businesses could receive up to 70% of their project costs for industrial research
  • we expect projects to last between 1 and 3 years
  • we expect total eligible project costs for each project to be between £500,000 and £1.5 million
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NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA)
Applications are open for the NHS Innovation Accelerator.  The closing date is 1st August 2016.  The NIA selects world-class, evidence-based, ready to scale innovations.  This year it is looking to address one of the following challenges:
  • Prevention
  • Earlier intervention
  • Long term condition management
For anyone wishing to find out more, a series of information webinars can be viewed at : 
For any queries about the NIA, please contact
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