Digital supply chain research funding

Innovate UK has two competitions open to drive digital innovation in UK manufacturing supply chain

Particularly of interest to those who have experienced supply chain disruptions due to Covid-19, Innovate UK are welcoming projects which will help UK manufacturing supply chains to develop digital technologies to become more efficient, productive, flexible, resilient. These must encourage the use of digital approaches to better integrate and optimise the performance of supply chains. As described online, this competition comprises of 2 strands running at the same time. The strands are:

    feasibility studies (total eligible costs must be between £250,000 and £500,000)

    industrial research (total eligible project costs between £1M and £3M).

The University of Exeter has a significant number of academics with expertise on supply chain optimisation, and digital supply chain solutions, which may be able to support companies and consortia in North Devon who are interested in exploring this area.

Anyone interested in the schemes should contact Kitty Adhamy-Nichol, Impact and Partnership Development Manager, University of Exeter.

Tel: 07771438908 www.exeter.ac.uk