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Funding calls: Transforming construction

7 August 2019


Funding is available for projects that can improve productivity, quality and performance of the UK construction sector

The next round of funding from the Transforming Construction Industrial Strategy Fund will open on 28 August 2019.

Delivered by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, the funding will include investment of up to £10 million in a collaborative research and development (CR&D) programme, and up to £26 million in a demonstrator programme.

CR&D Programme
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million for CR&D projects that go beyond the state-of-the-art in improving productivity, quality and performance of the UK construction sector. Find out more about the CR&D Programme.

Demonstrator Programme
An investment of up to £26 million is available in demonstrator projects that demonstrate improvements in productivity, quality and performance of the UK construction sector. These will include new validations of business models, digital approaches to design, construction and management, advancements in modern methods of construction and approaches to whole-life performance of a building or assets. Find out more about the Demonstrator Programme.

Briefing event
A competition briefing event will take place in Belfast on 11 September 2019. The briefing will provide an opportunity to:

  • hear about the scope of both competitions in more detail
  • network and develop ideas and partnerships for the competition
  • meet and explore ideas with UKRI and wider stakeholders

Spaces for this event are limited and organisers expect high interest. If you hope to attend, you should register your interest at the earliest opportunity.