Wave two seedcorn-funded proposals

In wave two of the Strength in Places Fund (SIPF), 17 projects were awarded up to £50,000 seed funding. This is an initial investment of £850,000 by UKRI. Projects selected for full funding will be announced in due course.

In Scotland

Centre for Regulated Bio-Manufacture

Bio-therapeutics in the Lothians led by Heriot-Watt University.

HotScot – unlocking minewater geothermal energy within former mining areas

Geothermal energy in the Central Belt of Scotland led by University of Strathclyde.

In Scotland and North West England

Digital Dairy Value-Chain for South-West Scotland and Cumbria

Digitisation of dairy processing in West Scotland and Cumbria led by SRUC.

In Wales

Creative Capital: moving the Cardiff Capital Region’s media cluster from strength to global leadership

Media innovation in the Cardiff Capital Region led by Cardiff University.

In Northern Ireland

Smart Nano-Manufacturing Corridor

Photonics design and manufacture in the Belfast-Londonderry corridor led by Seagate Technology Ireland.

The Northern Ireland Precision Biomarkers and Therapeutics Consortium

Digital health and pharmaceuticals in Northern Ireland led by Queen’s University Belfast.

In North East England

International Centre for Connected Construction

Digitisation of construction sector in the North East led by Northumbria University.

In North West England

Transforming productivity in complex medicines in the Cheshire and Warrington region

Complex medicines in Cheshire and Warrington led by Medicines Discovery Catapult.

Creative City+

Creative industries in Greater Manchester led by Manchester Metropolitan University.

In Yorkshire and the Humber

Advanced Machinery Institute

Advanced Manufacturing in the North of England led by National Physical Laboratory Management Ltd.

In the East Midlands

Trans-Mid: Midlands supercluster for net zero transport and mobility supply chains

Net-zero transport in the Midlands led by University of Nottingham.

In the West Midlands

CW Creative Futures: driving a new era of immersive technologies growth in Coventry and Warwickshire

Immersive technologies in Coventry and Warwickshire led by Coventry University.

Midlands Advanced Ceramics for Industry 4.0

Advanced Ceramics in the Midlands led by Lucideon Group Ltd.

In South West England

South West Floating Offshore Wind Accelerator

Offshore wind power in the South West led by Wave Hub Ltd.

In Greater London

To deliver data driven next generation healthcare from Whitechapel

Digital healthcare in the Whitechapel area of London led by Queen Mary University of London.

In South East England

Accelerated medicines design and development

Medicines design and development in Kent led by Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network.

In East England

SuNRISE Coast: Suffolk and Norfolk research and innovation on the sustainable energy coast

Clean energy in Suffolk and Norfolk led by University of East Anglia.

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