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Latest A4I competition welcoming applications

Gain access to world-leading measurement expertise via Innovate UK’s A4I programme in collaboration with NPL

The latest competition of the Analysis for Innovators (A4I) programme has launched and is accepting applications until 20 April 2022. Information on the competition and details on how to apply can be found here: Analysis for innovators - NPL

A4I is led by Innovate UK, in collaboration with NPL, alongside other laboratories from across the National Measurement System (NMS) and other scientific organisations. The programme offers access to cutting-edge R&D expertise and world-class facilities for UK businesses to solve technical analysis or measurement problems that are holding back innovation. 

The latest competition will build on the success of the programme, which since its launch in 2017, has funded 270 projects, supporting UK companies to improve their productivity and competitiveness. The most recent analysis indicates that 87% of participants have reported that their commercial opportunity has greatly or moderately increased as a result of participating in the programme.  

In the five years since its launch, A4I has supported UK companies to better understand their problems helping to improve reliability of products, services and processes, improve performance of existing products, reduce rejection rates and costs and access new markets. From extending the lifetime of new low-cost fuel cells to supporting the possibility of rapid, portable diagnostics, A4I has supported a vast range of companies and projects across the UK. Information on specific examples can be found here: https://www.npl.co.uk/analysis-for-innovators  

NPL’s continued involvement in the A4I programme is testament to the impact of embedding research into industry. As the UK’s National Metrology Institute, NPL’s expertise and innovations can provide creative solutions and deliver revenue, time and cost savings for businesses across many different industries.  

The A4I programme differs from other funding competitions, targeting competitiveness and productivity head on. It offers cutting edge R&D, expertise and facilities to UK companies that want to solve an analysis or measurement problem of an existing process, product or service. 

Find out more and apply today: Analysis for innovators - NPL

 

12 Apr 2022