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Register now for EPSRC Energy Resilient Manufacturing Call – short deadline!

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council would like to invite applicants to participate in a funding initiative to explore the potential of Energy Resilient Manufacturing. The concept of Energy Resilient Manufacturing is to reduce, through systems, strategies and technology, the exposure of the manufacturing industry to risks in the future supply of energy, either by:

  • Reducing the need for energy as an input to the manufacturing process, or
  • Increasing the resilience of manufacturing to uncertainty in energy supply. There will be up to £3 million available for this call to fund a number of small, feasibility-style projects (up to £300K and 18-months duration) that help develop innovative, exciting ideas on energy usage in manufacturing..

Given the speculative nature of the opportunity, the peer review process will consist of two separate interview stages; the first stage being a ‘concept audition’ and the second stage resembling a Big-Pitch style of extended panel interview. Applicants should register their intent to participate in the first stage by completing the registration form by 16:00 on 4 April 2014.

Please note that applicants are limited to one audition per person. Further applications will be rejected.

Please note that there are a limited number of spaces for each of these auditions. Whilst we will attempt to enable all potential applicants to attend the audition day and location of choice, if demand is significant we may need to refer to the applicant’s reserve choice or operate on a first-come, first served basis.

More details at http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/2014/Pages/energyresilientmanufacturing.aspx