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Manufacturing partner for prototyping and production, ‘Get It Made’ has announced that it is offering a £10,000 grant to under 30’s start-ups including those working in sectors such as life sciences and medical technology.

The CNC machining services provider will put up the money so that manufacturing start-ups can develop their products and solutions.

Director of Get It Made, Luke Smoothy, said: “The under 30s are key to building a better future for all of us, and the current cohort of under 30s in the manufacturing sector are as innovative as ever. In particular, when it comes to developing solutions that are designed, from the off, with the environment in mind, younger people have a much stronger willingness to make this happen.”

Start-ups that have launched in the last three years, have less than 25 employees and are led by someone under the age of 30 can apply for the grant.

“The next decade will see huge advancements in space travel, automating supply chains through robotics and technologies playing a part in the green revolution. Under 30s showing a drive and high level of inventive thinking should be rewarded with being able to bring their products to life, and to market. If we can play a small part in bringing change to the world in a positive sense through supporting young manufacturing start-ups, we will be delighted."

The grant will provide manufactured parts (to the value of £10,000), as well as allow the successful applicants to work with Get It Made’s engineers.” Smoothy added.

The chosen companies or university research projects will receive direct access to Get It Made engineers as well as the £10,000 grant.

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