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. Find out more about the programme.

Round 10 of Analysis for Innovators will open on 24th April 2023. Our virtual briefing event on Thursday 20th April included an overview of the A4I programme, an insight into the capability of a programme partner, and an update on the eligibility and criteria for Round 10. Click here to view the recording and slides from the event.

Click here to find out more about the funding available in Round 10 (closing date: 24th May 2023).

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

Case Studies

Prior Scientific

Prior Scientific manufacture positioning stages that can be used to place a sample under a microscope to be imaged or scanned
Working with NPL, Prior examined the 3 dimensional movement of the staging to enhance their understanding of its real terms position and developed an algorithm to help improve the accuracy at the micron scale.


LightOx has a research tools business selling re-agents including imaging agents to their customers.
In A4I LightOx worked with the Central Laser Facility (CLF) at STFC to measure the performance of their research tools and identify new use cases. They were also able to take learnings from the work and apply that knowledge to their drug development business.


For process developers designing advanced biology products, BiologIC creates a bioprocessing platform that optimises yield, process robustness and scalability faster and more affordably than ever.
BiologIC worked with the specialist Organic Mass Spectrometry Team at NML to investigate the activity on the surfaces of their product. They needed to understand what was going on with the nature of their devices and how they interacted with the chemicals and compounds they planned to use with them.


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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