The UK foundation industries (covering metals, ceramics, paper, glass, chemicals and cement), with a combined turnover estimated at £69bn and representing around 3% of the UK economy (2014), face many common challenges and the opportunity to address these challenges through cross-sector collaboration is compelling, allowing for a convincing case to be made together for government support. Funding and strategic support are necessary to address industry productivity, global competitiveness and to meet sustainability goals.

Webinar recording is now available

This workshop will explore if and how a new collaborative research and development competition can help the sector respond to the economic climate brought on by Covid 19 and, in particular, help industry maintain its critical research functions during this time of unprecedented disruption.

This workshop is an opportunity for the sector to feed in to competition scope development, providing additional insights in to how a possible new competition should be designed to best support the sector. Subject to funding approval, the competition could be open as early as July.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Quarshie or Ajay Kapadia.