The Win3 competition, launched through the MTC's Digital Manufacturing Accelerator (DMA) programme, will give successful companies up to 75 per cent of matched funding for innovative projects which demonstrate the latest manufacturing advances.
The competition is open to industrial end-users, supply chain companies and technology or service providers who are based, or have significant operations, in the Liverpool City Region, or who plan to work with an organisation in the region. They must also demonstrate a strategic, viable project plan with the capability of delivering a significant return on investment, a positive impact on society and a clear need for grant funding to bring a project or product to market.
Dr Hannah Edmonds, chief engineer of the DMA at the MTC said the Liverpool City Region was home to a number of pharmaceutical and fast moving consumer goods companies requiring a robust supply chain to support new, innovative products and processes, and maintain a competitive edge.
“The Win3 initiative is a really exciting opportunity for businesses across the region to access funding to take their new and emerging products and processes to market. Crucially, they will also have access to the world leading manufacturing research, technology and expertise that comes with partnering with the DMA project and the wider MTC ecosystem,” she said.
She added, "For the DMA project, this competition will also help us to strengthen the Liverpool City Region’s digital manufacturing capabilities. In doing so it will enable us to grow the expertise within the supply chain that will ultimately accelerate digital innovation and adoption across more organisations in the region.”
Simon Reid, head of sectors at Growth Platform (the Liverpool City Region Growth Company), said, “This is a significant augmentation of the existing Digital Manufacturing Accelerator programme being undertaken by the MTC in
Projects are expected to start within eight weeks of funding being awarded and not last longer than six months. Applications close on Friday, April 9, 2021. More information can be found at www.the-mtc.org/win3.
The Digital Manufacturing Accelerator is a brand new initiative, created in partnership with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA), that brings world-leading manufacturing research, technology and experts together. Embarking on a 10 year-plus mission, the £15 million DMA programme, funded by the LCRCA, aims to accelerate the take-up of innovative physical and digital manufacturing technologies into