The Technology Strategy Board has recently launched a £7m Competition to fund collaborative R&D projects which make innovative use of 3-D Printing processes.
As a well-established tool for rapid prototyping and tooling, 3-D Printing is also capable of enabling new approaches to the design, manufacture and distribution of end-use components and consumer goods in a wide variety of global market sectors from aerospace to jewellery. Although this disruptive toolset has been described as revolutionary and game changing, actual take-up and market growth has been relatively slow.
This Competition will provide a series of small, medium and large grants, from £100k to £1.5m to accelerate the creation of exciting new design, production and supply chain competences for UK businesses.
The Competition opens on 3 December, with a deadline for applications of 23 January.
A briefing event will be held in London on 11 December - more information and registration here.