Posts tagged: manufacturing

EPSRC/ESRC – Re-Distributed Manufacturing: Call for Networks

6 May 2014

New funding opportunity

EPSRC – Manufacturing Advanced Functional Materials

10 March 2014

Funding opportunity

TSB – Manufacturing electronic systems of the future

17 February 2014

Funding opportunity

EPSRC – Manufacturing Advanced Functional Materials

14 February 2014

Funding opportunity

TSB – UK-China Partnerships in Sustainable Manufacturing

20 December 2013


UK-China Partnerships in Sustainable Manufacturing




26th March 2014 (register by 19th March 2014)


£500,000 – 800,000


TSB, EPSRC, and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology invite Expressions of Interest for collaborative R&D projects that make manufacturing processes more sustainable. The aim of the competition is to help UK academics to work with academic or industrial partners in China, and UK businesses to trial new processes with Chinese manufacturers.

In line with the TSB’s high value manufacturing strategy, projects must address at least one of the following areas:

  • conversion to alternative renewable or more sustainable raw materials
  • better management of quality variation in raw materials
  • adding value to/increasing re-use of waste streams within/across production processes
  • innovative heat or energy management or input in production
  • changing from manufacturing in batches to continuous processes
  • novel chemical processes and reactor designs, including novel catalysis, flow chemistry or use of novel solvents or solvent-free processes
  • novel processes based on industrial biotechnology
  • improved production measurement, analysis and process control
  • lightweighting of components through novel manufacturing processes
  • net-shape or near-net-shape manufacturing processes. 

All projects should show the additional benefits of co-operation between the UK and China, and applicants must show how their projects will make an overall positive contribution in terms of economic, environmental and social impacts: the triple bottom line, taking into account the full product lifecycle.


12 – 24 months


Proposals must be collaborative, and must include both a Chinese and a UK applicant. Project partners can include academics and research and technology organisations, as well as companies, and they can be business-led or researcher-led.