Analysis for Innovators

Gain access to world-leading experts and cutting-edge facilities, techniques and technologies to solve an existing analysis or measurement problem facing your business.

About A4I

Analysis for Innovators can help boost productivity and competitiveness in your business through solving existing problems.

A4I is a programme that gives UK businesses of any size access to cutting-edge R&D expertise and facilities to help solve problems that they have been unable to tackle using standard technologies and techniques. It might be around product reliability, cost or product lifetime.

  • 205Successful EOIs
  • 303Brokerage Meetings
  • 121Projects Funded
  • £12.2 millionProject Costs
  • £8.5 millionGovernment Contributions
  • £3.7 millionCompany Contributions

Case Studies

Johnstons of Elgin

Johnstons of Elgin develops unprecedented textile quality controls
World-renowned Scottish fabric manufacturer Johnstons of Elgin worked with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) on an Analysis for Innovators (A4I) project that embedded technical innovation into the heart of its craftsmanship and created unprecedented quality standards for the finish of cashmere.


RINA innovates to boost solar power adoption 
RINA, a diverse multinational company with a strong renewable energy division, partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to advance innovation in solar power by gaining a better understanding of the yield produced by bifacial photovoltaic (PV) panels. 


Puraffinity tackles global water scarcity with game-changing innovation
Puraffinity and the National Measurement Laboratory (NML), hosted at LGC, are tackling the global challenge of water scarcity through an innovation able to remove harmful chemicals that cause cancer and may increase the risk of COVID-19. 


Posted 28/05/2020

Sixfold expands its portfolio of collaborative projects

Sixfold Bioscience, a biotechnology company focused on the development of drug delivery systems for gene therapeutics, has been awarded a third grant through the ‘Analysis for Innovators’ (A4I) programme co-funded by the UK’s innovation agency — Innovate UK. The project will expand the capabilities of Sixfold’s proprietary delivery systems.
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