Wave one seedcorn-funded proposals

In wave one of the Strength in Places Fund (SIPF), seven full projects were chosen from these 23 seedcorn-funded projects.

In Scotland

Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence

Financial technology in Central Scotland led by University of Edinburgh.

The Living Laboratory

Precision medicine in Glasgow city region led by University of Glasgow.

Accelerating the Fourth Industrial Revolution across Scotland’s Central Belt

Industrial biotechnology in the Central Belt of Scotland led by University of Strathclyde.

Clyde Waterfront Innovation Campus

Photonic and optoelectronic materials in Glasgow city region led by University of Glasgow.

In Wales

CS Connected

Compound semiconductor materials in South Wales led by Cardiff University.

In Northern Ireland

Decarbonisation of maritime transportation – a return to commercial sailing

Zero emissions sailing in Belfast led by Artemis Technologies.

In North East England

Centre for Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing in the North East led by University of Sunderland.

Establishing the UK Hydrogen Corridor

Green hydrogen in the Tees Valley-Leeds corridor led by TWI Ltd.

North East Cluster for Healthy Ageing and Independent Living

Health ageing in the North East led by Newcastle University.

In North West England

Delivering integrated solutions for human infections (now Infection Innovation Consortium)

Infectious disease therapeutics in Liverpool and Cheshire led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

AI-enabled materials chemistry across the Mersey Basin

Fine chemicals and advanced materials in Liverpool, Cheshire and Greater Manchester led by STFC Laboratories.

In Yorkshire and the Humber

Energy Estuary 2.0: fuelling inclusive economic growth in the Humber

Clean energy in the Humber Estuary led by University of Hull.

The Glass Corridor – delivering world-class glass research in the Northern Powerhouse

Glass manufacturing in the Sheffield-Leeds region led by Glass Futures Ltd.

Medical technologies in the Leeds City Region: driving economic growth, improving health and care

Medical technologies in the Leeds city region led by University of Leeds.

In the East Midlands

Growing Rehabilitation Industries Project

Rehabilitation medicine in the Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester corridor led by Loughborough University.

In the West Midlands

Med Tech CONNECT West Midlands (collaborative network to enable and enhance cross-sector transformation)

Medical technologies in the West Midlands led by University of Birmingham.

In South West England

My World

Creative media in Bristol and Bath led by University of Bristol.

The Environmental Intelligence Accelerator

Environmental sciences in Devon and Cornwall led by University of Exeter.

In South West England and Wales

Cyber Wales and West

Cyber security in the South West and Wales led by University of Bristol.

In Greater London

Performing Productivity: screen, stage and the performing arts for economic growth in the Thames Estuary Production Corridor

Creative arts in London and the Thames estuary led by University of the Arts London.

In South East England

Growing Kent and Medway

Climate-smart food production and processing in Kent and Medway led by National Institute for Agricultural Botany EMR.

In East England

Realising economic potential from agricultural (and horticultural) yield – REPAY

Agriculture and horticulture in the East of England led by University of Essex.

Supply Chain 4.0 Southeast Midlands Hub of Excellence

Transport and logistics in Bedfordshire and the South East Midlands led by Cranfield University.

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