Proposals for collaborative RD&I or knowledge transfer projects will be developed by the industrial partner and a dedicated ASTUTE 2020 technical manager and require approval by an industrial-academic committee before a project can proceed. The process for approval of industrial projects consists of two stages: Stage 1 is an assessment by the local Principal Investigator; Stage 2 (assessment by the Project Committee) can only commence after approval in Stage 1.
Proposals will be assessed by the Project Committee on the following criteria:
- the advanced manufacturing innovation opportunity
- the research challenge
- value for money
Industrial collaborations that have been approved by the Project Committee can be viewed here.