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23 March 2022

INNOVATE UK’S ANALYSIS FOR INNOVATORS (A4I) FUNDING COMPETITION OPENS ON 28 MARCH 2022


TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory is pleased to be one of the partner organisations in the upcoming Analysis for Innovators (A4I) grant funding competition. The A4I programme aims to help boost a company’s productivity or competitiveness by partnering them with the UK’s top scientists and cutting-edge facilities to address problems in innovative ways.

A4I is a very different type of programme from Innovate UK’s usual grant funding competitions. It funds collaborative innovation projects between the company and one, or more, A4I partner organisations (e.g. the UK’s leading measurement laboratories) including TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory.

Through the A4I Scheme and other associated funding programs, TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory has helped hundreds of UK companies solve major measurement challenges affecting their business. TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory is equipped with the largest and most diverse range of full-scale flow test facilities in the world. Its large team of established measurement scientists and experts use the most advanced techniques to provide industry with easily-integrable, cost-effective solutions. They have experience in supporting a wide range of businesses across different industry sectors.

In addition to testing flow measurement systems and components under realistic field conditions (including erosion testing; hydrogen testing; testing in single phase liquid, gas & water; hydrogen testing; high-pressure multiphase; and wet gas testing), TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory’s CFD Flow Modelling team has evaluated and improved the performance and integrity of a wide array of technologies. Our Data Science team has also been instrumental in helping many companies integrate Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning capability into their products.

PAST PROJECTS HAVE INCLUDED:

  • High pressure multiphase testing of pipeline laser monitoring system with AI and machine learning
  • Flow testing of novel pipeline leakage detection system
  • Erosion testing on a USM pipeline monitoring system
  • Evaluation of flow measurement system for CCUS applications
  • Hydrogen flow testing of domestic gas meter
  • CFD flow modelling - hydrogen leakage simulation on a Formula One racing car
  • CFD Evaluation of grain robot for the food sector
  • Performance and integrity evaluation using CFD of seals and pumps used in a Hydroelectric power plant
  • Design evaluation of a produced water monitoring system
  • Measurement uncertainty analysis on flow measurement system
  • CFD modelling of renewable energy heat pump
  • Flow modelling to optimise performance of an algae production plant used to purify water

Interested businesses have a short window of opportunity (28 March - 20 April 2022) to express an interest and start the application process.

For more info, please email Lynn Hunter, Business Development Manager, [email protected]



COMPETITION BRIEFING

The website link for this funding opportunity will be shared during the A4I Round 7competition briefing which you can register for on the A4I website.

 

EVENT AGENDA

Wednesday 30 March 2022

10:00-10:10 – Welcome and introduction

Simon Yarwood, A4I Programme Lead, Innovate UK KTN

10:10-11:30 – Competition overview

Jonathan Mitchener, A4I Innovation Lead, Innovate UK and A4I programme partner, Glenis Tellett, Network Manager, NPL

11:30-12:00 – Q&A session

The event attendees and speakers will participate in this session.

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