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.
Lean Manufacturing & Assembly Technologies
National Physics Laboratory measurements improve model used to ensure that composite aircraft structures and wind turbine blades meet design specifications.
Gold Standard Phantoms
MRI scanners are pivotal to diagnosing a wide range of conditions, but with new measurement approaches, they could be used to diagnose many more.
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 DiagnosticsMaking 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 UKPiston 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.