While 3D printing is becoming more widely used in general engineering the use of 3D printing in the medical and allied sectors such as dentistry has only just begun.
Delivered by Northamptonshire County Council and Northamptonshire Growth Hub, the funding for the Digital Improvement Grants project has been made available from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Applicants must at least match this funding to support innovative and enterprising digital activities that will stimulate business growth and job creation.
The sort of projects that would be suitable for funding include: achieving efficiencies by using cloud systems, enhancing online presence, accessing new markets through e-commerce, and remote working and mobile solutions.
Applications will be jointly assessed by the county council and Northamptonshire Growth Hub.
Andre Gonzalez De Savage, county council cabinet member for public protection, strategic planning and infrastructure, said: “This funding can make a very big difference to these companies who are looking to expand.
“Eligibility for the grant also relies on the funding bringing benefits for the wider Northamptonshire economy, which means the benefits are widespread.”
Thanks to an ambitious government estate strategy, public sector organisations are under serious pressure to deliver smart working initiatives to drive down overheads.