Connected Everything (CEII) is pleased to open its 4th round of funding for feasibility studies.

Call Details

CEII is looking to fund a round of feasibility studies with a specific focus on industry involvement which reflects one or more of our 7 themes. Our total funding available for this call is £300,000 and we want to fund as many high-quality applications as possible. Projects will be funded to a maximum value of £60,000 at full Economic Cost (fEC). Funding will be awarded at 80% fEC (total project value cannot exceed £60,000). Projects can be between 6 and 10 months in length and must complete before the end of October 2023.  Applications where a portion of the £60,000 costs is met by industry funding are also welcomed. 

As CEII is funded by EPSRC, our focus is on fundamental ideas that have potential to be developed into future applications or concepts that can be implemented within Digital Manufacturing. Therefore, proposals should address challenges at low Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs 1-3) and be aligned with at least one of the thematic areas.

Selection Criteria
Applicants should consider that the following criteria will be used by the review panel when assessing the proposal:

  • Multidisciplinary and clear demonstration of “discipline-bridging” through activity;
  • Involvement of industry stakeholders;
  • Involvement of early career researchers;
  • Potential for development of future funding applications from EPSRC (e.g. responsive mode), Innovate UK or other funding streams;
  • Demonstration of transfer of concepts from other domains to manufacturing;
  • Potential to lead to strong dissemination materials;
  • Paths to accelerate impact of research to ensure rapid transfer to industry.

Key dates

Sept /Oct 2022

Call for proposals goes live

12 October 2022

Feasibility Study call – Question and Answer session (online). To book your place go to eventbrite

9 November 2022

Deadline for submissions (5PM)

w/c 28 November 2022

Invitations to Panel Pitch Day issued
Unsuccessful proposals advised

16 December 2022

Panel Pitches (online)

w/c 19 December 2022

Successful proposals announced

12 January 2023

Kick off meeting (online)

January 2023

Feasibility studies begin

All feasibility studies must be completed by October 2023

Supporting documents

Full funding call details (PDF)

Feasibility study proposal template Part 1 (WORD)

Feasibility study proposal template Part 2 (WORD)

Budget template spreadsheet – PART 3 (EXCEL)

Frequently asked questions (PDF)

Further information

CE has developed a range of resources to help applicants gain a good idea of the process.  These are all on our You Tube channel:

If you have any questions regarding this call for proposals, please contact the Connected Everything Network Feasibility Study Manager, Laura Brian at email: laura.brian@nottingham.ac.uk