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Manufacturing and future materials

An overview of government’s challenge to industry and research to develop the next generation of affordable, light-weight composite materials.


Manufacturing and future materials

What is the manufacturing and future materials challenge?

The UK’s civil aerospace industry employs over 230,000 people.

The government is supporting this industry and others by funding new research and development programmes. These will develop the next generation of affordable light-weight composite materials for aerospace, automotive and other advanced manufacturing sectors.

What’s the investment?

The government will invest in industry and researchers to develop next-generation composite materials that are more affordable and lighter weight. Funding totalling £26 million has been announced so far.

What’s the opportunity?

Opportunities will be available to UK-based researchers and businesses.

Information will be added here as it becomes available.

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