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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

Innovate UK SMART grants May 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25m for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy, with up to £500k for short projects or up to £2m for longer projects. This funding is from Innovate UK.

Opens: 28/05/2021 Closes: 25/08/2021

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Analysis for Innovators (A4I) Round 6

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £3m to resolve productivity issues by working with the best scientists and research facilities. Your proposal must describe a measurement or analysis problem that will help improve your business’s productivity or competitiveness, and an estimate of the value to your business of solving it.

Opens: 29/07/2021 Closes: 18/08/2021

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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 June 2021.

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17.12.2020

What does the ISCF Transforming the Foundation Industries (TFI) Challenge mean for the Chemicals Sector?

The foundation industries are worth approximately £45bn to the UK economy and employ 500,000 people. However, these sectors are the largest polluters generating 10% of all UK CO2 emissions. What can be done?

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