Digital Supply Chain innovation funding opportunity

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Can your tech solution enhance supply chain resilience and efficiency?

The Made Smarter Innovation | Digital Supply Chain Hub is looking for technology businesses interested in working with collaboration partners on resolving digital supply chain issues across the hub's core challenge areas.

Funding focus areas

This current call for solutions focuses specifically on three of the challenges.

Challenge area 1: Data governance across supply chains

This challenge aims to develop a data governance framework mechanism to build trust among Digital Supply Chain Hub ecosystem participants, ensuring that their interests are maintained when sharing information.

Challenge area 2: Managing carbon emissions across the food supply chain

This challenge aims to establish a comprehensive carbon management system to monitor, report and verify the greenhouse gas emissions across the supply chain starting with farms.

Challenge area 3: Cyber security vulnerability in supply chains

The goal of this challenge is to develop a system to test whether supply chain cyber vulnerabilities and breaches can be found through available data whatever the source.

Find detailed briefs for each of these challenges.

Who should apply?

This call is aimed at technology innovators interested in developing minimum viable product (MVP) solutions at technology readiness level (TRL) 4 to 6.

Why should you apply?

Participants will receive:

  • up to £150,000 MVP funding
  • support from the Digital Catapult team, technology and industry experts
  • peer-to-peer learning opportunities
  • a chance to take part in diagnostic sessions
  • opportunity to participate in a showcase event in February 2025

Upon successful completion of the project, participants will also have the opportunity to join the future Digital Supply Chain Virtual Hub Platform and the Digital Catapult Alumni Network.

How to apply

You must submit your application online via the Digital Catapult website.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Monday 17 June 2024.

As part of the application, you will be asked to demonstrate that you meet the programme requirements for the challenge open call.

If you have any questions about the call or your eligibility, you can contact

First published 5 June 2024