Connected Everything and eFutures are looking to fund a number of small projects, led by Early Career Researchers, with a specific focus on Enabling Digital Manufacturing Technologies to Evolve. Alongside this funding opportunity, we are also offering a skills building programme.
As a result of consultation with the potential applicants, examples of such projects could be (but not limited to):
- Transfer of concepts from other domains to manufacturing
- Collaborations with Industry (demonstrator testing for example)
- Proof (or dis-proof) of concept work
- Workshops to exploring solutions with industry
- Computational simulation development
- Software purchases
- Buying time to use specialise equipment
We want to fund as many high-quality applications as possible. Up to 4 projects will be funded to a maximum value of £7,500 at full Economic Cost (fEC). Funding will be awarded at 80% fEC (total project funding request cannot exceed £6,000).
Projects can be between 2 and 4 months in length and must complete before 18 March 2022.
The deadline for applications is 6 September 2021 5pm.
Skills building programme:
We are offered the following sessions to help Early Career Researchers develop their skills and network with like-minded peers.
- Tuesday 15th June Prof Sarah Sharples: Career Connections, recording of presentation on You Tube
- Thursday 17th June Dr Zena Wood: Developing an elevator pitch
- Wednesday 23rd June Ideation workshop
- Thursday 15th July – Dr Nik Watson: Working with Industry. This workshop was recorded in 2 parts Part 1 and Part 2 on You Tube
- Wednesday 4th August – Dr Oliver Fisher: Writing workshop