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New IUK Competition Focuses on Semiconductor Industry Skills and Training

Education, Employment and Training

01 March 2023/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

UK registered organisations can apply for funding for initiatives to address shortages across the semiconductor industry for innovative skills, talent, and training projects.

The aim of this Innovate UK (IUK) competition is to create and deliver course content and materials that will support skills, talent and training across semiconductor manufacturing and supply chains. The purpose is to build awareness of the semiconductor industry and fill key gaps in the UK's workforce talent and training capabilities.

Opportunities could include, but are not limited to:

  • Schools engagement.
  • Apprenticeships and internships.
  • Upskilling and reskilling of existing workforce.
  • Technical courses and vocational training.
  • Undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development (CPD).
  • New or improved process development.
  • Creation of STEM ambassadors.

Up to £5 million has been allocated to this competition. Each project’s total costs must not exceed £500,000.

To lead a project or work alone an organisation must be a UK registered business of any size, research organisation, research and technology organisation (RTO), academic institution, charity, not-for-profit, or public sector organisation.

Applicants must demonstrate clear industrial support for the application, covering a cross section of technologies and sectors. The applicant must work in, or have strong industrial ties with the UK semiconductor industry sector.

To collaborate with the lead, an organisation must be a UK registered business of any size, academic institution, charity, not for profit, public sector organisation, or RTO. If the lead organisation is not a business it must collaborate with at least one business of any size.

The deadline for applications is 29 March 2023 (11:00 BST).

 

How To Apply

The competition opened on 28 February 2023. The deadline for applications is 29 March 2023 (11:00 BST).

Applications are made online.

More information is available at the Innovate UK website.

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