Call for remanufacturing proposals that benefit Circular Economy in Scotland
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.
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