This programme holds a major role in supporting the development of new biological processes, strains of organisms and feedstocks. These can be used to support:
- novel, bio-based and low carbon manufacturing processes
- the production of more sustainable products
- the development of remediation processes.
Innovate UK supports the development of new approaches in a range of technologies including advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, digital, electronics, sensors, biosciences, quantum, and advanced computing.
The aim of the CERAF programme is to establish a climate and environmental risk analytics capability and capacity in the UK that will:
- meet the specific needs of the financial services sector
- enhance the resilience of the financial system to the increasing impact of climate change.
Using new classes of electric, hydrogen and autonomous air vehicles, the ‘Future flight’ challenge will transform how we connect people, deliver goods and provide services.
It will speed up the acceptance of these vehicles into service by encouraging businesses to share knowledge and resources.
The aim of this programme is to assess sustainable routes for large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, allowing the UK to take a major step towards achieving net zero emissions, and to benefit from the £400 billion future global market in greenhouse gas removal.
The Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge supports development of low-carbon technologies and infrastructure, increasing industry competitiveness and contributing to the UK’s clean growth.
It will reduce the carbon emissions from energy intensive industries, such as iron and steel, cement, refining and chemicals.
The ‘robots for a safer world’ challenge focused on research and innovation in advanced robotics and autonomous systems.
It aimed to create a safer working world for humans by taking them out of extreme environments such as places that are difficult or dangerous for humans to access.