New funding opportunity
|Title||Re-Distributed Manufacturing: Call for Networks|
|Deadline||13 August 2014|
|Value||Up to £500,000|
|Aim||EPSRC’s Manufacturing the Future theme and ESRC’s strategic priority for Economic Performance and Sustainable Growth have identified Re-Distributed Manufacturing as an area for research investment. Applications are invited for proposals to support the networking of researchers in topics related to Re Distributed Manufacturing.Re-distributed Manufacturing has a broad working definition of Technology, systems and strategies that change the economics and organisation of manufacturing, particularly with regard to location and scale. This call aims to support networks that develop the research agenda for Re-Distributed Manufacturing with a particular focus and to engage with both relevant academic and user communities.
It is anticipated that up to six Network awards will be funded, addressing a variety of distinctly different research challenge themes, which should each include support for feasibility projects. Networks should bring together a multidisciplinary group of researchers to address key challenges related to Re-Distributed Manufacturing. Although some Networks may have a primarily technology or societal focus, the funders consider this field of research to require insights from multiple disciplines and perspectives in order to be fully addressed.
The expected objectives and outcomes resulting from the formation of the individual networks are:
|Length||Up to 2 years|
|Eligibility||It is expected that in the preparation of the network proposal thorough consultation with the relevant communities is sought and the appropriate people are involved in the network. Applicants should aim to engage with academics, industrialists, relevant policy makers and other stakeholders during the preparation of their proposal.|