Innovation Alley Application

Funded Places Criteria

Some fully or partly funded stands are available, providing organisations meet all of the eligibility criteria, thanks to the generous support of Innovate UK, Made Smarter and Innovate UK KTN.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Less than 5 years old OR less than 10 staff

  • Based in the UK

  • Innovative product/service targeting manufacturers

  • Not previously exhibited at Smart Factory Expo

Apply for a funded stand

Please ensure that you have read, and meet, all the eligibility criteria listed above.

Don't meet all the funded stand criteria? You can still enquire about paying for a stand through The Manufacturer by emailing Your enquiry will be assessed on a case by case basis.


Applications for Innovation Alley 2024 are not currently open. Please refer back to this page to see when applications open for next year.

Exhibitors Include: