As a startup or scaleup, do I need to be working in the manufacturing sector already?

Application – Company requirements (startup)

No, we recognise the opportunity for innovative technology companies to advance the UK’s manufacturing sector. You do not have to be working directly in or have clients within the manufacturing space, however your technology and proposed solution must be applicable and of relevance to the challenge and be able to be scaled within the sector. You must identify its benefit for the sector and how this can be scaled accordingly.