Part of the East Midlands Competitiveness Programme, Future Factory aims to connect its clients with the expertise and resources needed to achieve a more sustainable business future.
Future Factory is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It supports small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the East Midlands to become more sustainable in their product design processes.
Future Factory provides support in two main ways:
- Sustainable design projects
Projects that support the development of new and sustainable products, commercialisation of sustainable products, and research to inform the technical or market requirements of such products, their use or after-life.
- Sustainable process innovations
Projects that support the embeddedness of sustainable practice within organisations, through the implementation of internal or supply chain process changes, strategic development or value shift, and communication of the sustainable values to stakeholder groups.
The programme offers up to 90% of the funding needed to realise a collaborative project. It can also help with funding towards the cost of employing a recent graduate for up to one year. In addition, the programme offers free workshops and events, one-to-one business mentoring and customised research.
Prospective applicants are invited to contact Future Factory to discuss the full range of support available.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
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Source: ntu.ac.uk, 20/06/2012
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