Case Studies

The A4I programme has run successfully 3 times before in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The Case Studies featured below illustrate the range of projects undertaken under the A4I Programme.

For a complete list of A4I funded projects please click here




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.

Bramble Energy

Hydrogen fuel cells hold huge potential as a source of clean, distributed energy generation. They efficiently convert hydrogen into electricity with only water as a by-product. Despite this promise, they remain expensive to produce and struggle to compete with energy from the grid.

AgPlus Diagnostics

Making rapid, portable diagnostics possible
NPL helps AgPlus solve materials chemistry challenge, unblocking the route to mass producing its diagnostic devices. Faster point-of-care diagnostics will allow earlier interventions to treat illness, and reduce patient anxiety associated with waiting for test results.

Precision Products UK

Piston ring manufacturer doubles throughput
Precision Products UK (PPUK) is one of a small number of piston ring manufacturers in the world producing chrome-plated piston rings, which are used principally in large bore two-stroke diesel ship engines.
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