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Process Manufacturing

For chemical-based industries to respond to global challenges, we need to improve productivity and maintain the competitiveness of our manufacturing processes.

It is crucial for the UK to adopt newer, more intensive process technologies that are scalable, flexible and tolerant to alternative feedstocks. Enhancing capabilities will also need the adoption of advanced digital solutions that utilise the right data to increase productivity.

KTN can support organisations in connecting across sectors and capabilities to meet these new business needs. We will also encourage the development and adoption of processes for synthesis and catalysis that offer commercial advantages, and help increase adoption of techno-economic, whole-system approaches to optimised solutions.

The Process Manufacturing Landscape Map has been designed to provide a visual dynamic representation of the UK sector Process Manufacturing landscape and allow users to easily and quickly source data within an otherwise complex and confusing eco-system.

Our Process Manufacturing Expert

Michael Burnett

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Funding Opportunities

Industry of Future Programme: Industrial Sites

The Industry of Future Programme (IFP) aims to increase the range of options available to industry to enable them to decarbonise at a faster rate.

Opens: 07/09/2021 Closes: 14/10/2021

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Circular economy for SMEs: innovating with the NICER programme

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to research, test and develop step-change circular economy approaches.

Opens: 11/10/2021 Closes: 08/12/2021

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Recorded: 15th October

#IdeasMeanBusiness: The design to manufacture journey

Experience and data tells us that developing a physical product (one that requires manufacturing) can be tougher than developing a software or service product: diverse skills and experience are required, there is a dependency upon third party relationships and significant investment is needed up front. This session will give you a heads-up on how to approach navigating the design to manufacture journey and will equip you with useful hints and tips to maximise your chances of success.

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News

04.08.2020

Chemicals funding round-up

Find out about the latest funding calls of relevance to the chemical sector. Last updated August 2021.

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22.09.2021

Launch of Phase 2 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

Phase 2 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF), designed to help energy intensive industries and businesses with high energy use to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions, will open on 27 September 2021. Industrial sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can bid for up to £60m in grant funding.

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