GFIL Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF)

Support for technical and prototype development of an innovative technology that addresses the challenges raised by the climate emergency and/or reduces human impacts on the natural environment


Welcome to the GFIL Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF)

Through a generous donation from Green Future Investments Ltd, the TAF is seeking to facilitate the market translation of innovative technologies or products that directly address the challenges raised by the climate emergency, and/or reduce human impacts on the natural environment. The fund aims to provide critical technical and business support by addressing specific market barriers, such as:

• Technical design and independent testing

• Reducing product development costs (‘get it right first time’)

• Providing market insights, knowledge, and contacts

• Capacity building the innovation team (e.g., market understanding and business skills).

The TAF is an exciting opportunity to access independent technical and industry expertise, as well as specialist equipment and facilities (including laboratory/analytical services, test facilities for near-industrial or industrial scale technologies, digital and modelling competencies, and product design resources) that will help shape and develop targeted innovations that are aligned with the needs of the end user markets. Optional training in essential business/entrepreneurial skills is available and the support can include provision of relevant market insights and intelligence.

We are currently recruiting our first six innovators!

Deadline 19th January, 12pm

For projects starting early March 2023 and completing by June 30th, 2023.

To apply, please click on the blue ‘Apply’ button on the right-hand side of this page. You will be asked to fill in the information online. Note that you can save your draft application as you go along. If you are not yet a member of the ‘Cranfield University Community’ please see under ‘Application Process below’ for the very quick sign-up process!