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.

Details of Round 5: (competitions now closed)
A4I Round 5: phase 1 expression of interest (de minimis)
A4I Round 5: phase 1 expression of interest

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

Case Studies


Supporting the development of a novel product to ensure the safety of cell therapy treatments
Cell therapies, where living cells are transplanted in to a patient, are seen as the future of treatment in a number of therapeutic areas including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Gold Standard Phantoms

NPL validates new MRI standard, advancing potential technique for Alzheimer’s diagnosis
MRI scanners are pivotal to diagnosing a wide range of conditions, but with new measurement approaches, they could be used to diagnose many more.


Analysis for Innovators