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SEMI conductors Manufacture Scaleup £12m Competition

Innovate UK’s Skills, Education, Manufacture Innovation for Semiconductors, (SEMIconductors) Programme will be launching a £12 million CR&D competition, which aims to support manufacturing scale-up across the UK semiconductor industry and supply chain.

About the event

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £12 million to produce innovative solutions to improve and develop the manufacturing capabilities of the UK semiconductor industry. This call is funding projects, of up to a 12-month duration, that will have total project costs of up to £2.5 million (at the usual Innovate UK industrial research intervention rates depending on organisation type and size).

This CR&D call continues with the similar broad themes of the feasibility study earlier in 2023 but does not require previous participation in that study. The call is looking to:

  • establish innovations and new manufacturing techniques across the semiconductor supply chain,
  • encourage new collaborations across different areas of the industry, and
  • develop closer ties with academia and industry.
The scope will cover a broad range of technology areas including:
  • Manufacture, front & back-end processes, wafer and device fabrication, PDK development
  • Silicon, compound, advanced materials, 2D, 3D
  • Advanced packaging, hybrid, heterogeneous, SoC, SiP
  • Assembly & test
  • IP & design, DfM, DfA, Design for circularity and reuse
  • Fabrication – operations & sustainability
  • Supply chain
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