The Scottish Institute for Remanufacture (SIR) invites applications for the support of collaborative projects between an industry partner and an academic partner, in all areas of remanufacturing.
A successful project must consist of an academic partner working on a project defined by the industry partner. Applications for an award can be submitted by either the company or the academic.
SIR funding of £5,000 to £50,000 per project is available. This is a Matched Funding program:
- SIR will pay for the cost of a researcher’s time on the project
- companies will match the SIR contribution through staff time, equipment or equivalent
- the partner university will contribute the indirect and estates costs (FTE costs) for the researchers on the project
- alternative funding can be investigated for projects with partners outside of Scotland
- funding does not cover the creation of standards.
Remanufacturing is at the forefront of resource efficiency in Scotland as the move towards a Circular Economy gathers pace. SIR enables and supports innovation and collaboration between industry and Scotland’s academic researchers. To date SIR have awarded project funding in excess of £250,000, combining specialist knowledge with advanced research techniques and machinery to drive innovation and process improvements across a broad range of topics. Projects that are currently being investigated require expertise in enzymes, material repair, composite materials and additive manufacturing.