January 2019

Analysis for Innovators to host roadshows before fourth round opens

Analysis for Innovators (A4I) is returning to host a series of roadshows across the UK in the lead up to the opening of its fourth round.
The series of roadshows will be held at various venues across the UK in order to explain the competition as well as highlighting some of the successes from previous funding rounds to help companies understand the opportunity, scope and application process. The first of these roadshows will take place on 29 January in Oxford.
A4I is a partnership between Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, and funding partners: the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the National Measurement Laboratory at LGC, the National Engineering Laboratory (NEL) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
The programme gives UK businesses, of any size, access to cutting-edge R&D expertise and facilities to help solve analysis or measurement problems that they have been unable to tackle using standard technologies and techniques.  As such it is a different type of programme from Innovate UK’s usual grant funding competitions.  The aim is to boost a company’s productivity or competitiveness by helping companies work with the UK’s top scientists and facilities, which are often otherwise inaccessible so they can address problems in new innovative ways.
Innovate UK will open the Fourth Round of this popular programme on 25 February with up to £4m of funding for industry. 
To learn about the roadshows, previous case studies, and how to apply, read more here or visit the LGC blog.