Funding Call – 70% FEC for academics

Circular Economy – Extending the useful life of products, enabling multiple product lifecycles

SIR invites applications for the support of collaborative projects between  industry and  academic partners, in all areas of repair, reuse, reconditioning and remanufacture.   The application must be submitted by an academic in partnership with a company based, or with significant activity, in Scotland..


SIR funding of £5,000 to £50,000 per project is available. This is a Matched Funding program, companies will match the SIR contribution through staff time, equipment or equivalent.

This ‘call for proposals’, will (unlike previous SIR calls) fund a proportion of the academic overheads (at a rate of 70% FEC as defined by UKRC).

Application Process

Applicants should submit an expression of interest (EOI) form by the 2nd December 2016 with full proposals (after feedback on the EOI) due on 10th January 2016 and funding decisions expected by the end of January 2017.

Contact and request an Expression of Interest Form or download an expression of interest form.


Deadline for Expressions of Interest:
2nd December 2016

Deadline for Project Proposals:
10th January 2017

Funding will be approved by the end of January 2017.

Take a look at some of the companies we work with

Any SIR funding constitutes State Aid as defined under Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty of Rome and would be granted as ‘de minimis’ aid under Commission Regulation 1407/2013 (the “De Minimis Aid Regulation”). European Commission rules prohibit any undertaking from receiving more than €200,000 ‘de minimis’ aid over any period of three fiscal years. Any ‘de minimis’ aid granted over the €200,000 limit may be subject to repayment with interest.  Subsequent submission of a full application will constitute confirmation of your awareness of and adherence to the De Minimis Aid Regulation.