EPSRC NetworkPlus in Digitalised Surface Manufacturing

As part of the EPSRC Digitalised Surface Manufacturing Network Plus award we have a flexible fund for fundamental research and feasibility studies. We will fund up to nine Fundamental Research and Feasibility Studies.

  • Studies may range in duration from 3 to 9 months.
  • Of the potential nine studies to be funded, we propose to fund 4 studies up to £25k each and the remaining studies up to £5k each; each study will be funded at 80% fEC as per EPSRC guidelines and must be completed before the end of 2021.

The aim of the feasibility studies is to enable cross-disciplinary research in digitalisation and surface manufacturing. Thus, to be eligible for funding a proposal must demonstrate the potential to significantly improve the technology level of a coating or coating process in relation to digitalisation. Proposals must focus on or address challenges at low Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs 1-3), again in line with EPSRC funding, although building a demonstrative prototype of such technology is also appropriate.

All applications need to be submitted through the Digitalised Surface Manufacturing website. For further information and submission details please see: https://digitalisedsurfacemanufacturing.com/first-call-feasibility/