EPSRC: Manufacturing the Future - Digital Manufacturing


The EPSRC Manufacturing the Future challenge theme invites investigator-led proposals which address key research challenges facing manufacturing in the UK today and in the future for a one-off, manufacturing-focussed prioritisation panel.

Digital Manufacturing is one of the research visions identified by the Manufacturing the Future theme:

Digital manufacturing optimises the design process, allows for simulation and visualisation of processes and enables fast and responsive control and connectivity of manufacturing systems and supply chains. Intelligent factories and industries will be categorised by automation, personalisation of products and services (including development of the digital technologies and user-interfaces that enable this); transformation of the cyberphysical production system driven, for example, by data from IoT and increased interconnectivity; and cyber security risks to manufacturing.

Although there is no closing date and proposals can be submitted at any time, those proposals submitted before 10 November 2016 will be considered for a one off, manufacturing-focussed prioritisation panel. It is strongly recommended that proposals are submitted before 10 November to ensure there is enough time for the peer-review process to be completed.

First grants as well as standard research proposals are invited.

If you wish to apply, please contact researchsupportcsm@manchester.ac.uk