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Sustainable Manufacturing

The world is changing at an ever greater pace, and manufacturers are responding – improving the products they make and the way they make them. This enables reduced environmental footprint and improved resource efficiency, but also creates benefits such as competitive advantage and a closer alignment with the customer’s needs.

The world is changing. Manufacturers are improving the products they make and the way they make them. This reduces our environmental footprint, increases resource efficiency and creates competitive advantage. Energy efficiency, circular economy, remanufacturing and industrial symbiosis are all areas we specialise in as a team.

UK and global targets for carbon reductions and net zero mean that environmental and societal considerations are as important as economics in driving change through innovation. Sustainability is not an added cost – it’s an innovation opportunity.

If you are looking to improve your sustainability and resilience, reduce the carbon footprint of your operations, product, resource energy or material costs, or find new uses for waste and contribute to a more circular economy, we can work with you and introduce you to a network of powerful connections.

Working with the UK Circular Plastics Network UKCPN, we have built a strong, powerful community around the sustainable use of plastics. We work across sustainable manufacturing sectors such as automotive, medical devices, packaging, sustainable fashion.

Our Sustainable Manufacturing Expert

Nicole Ballantyne

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Funding Opportunities

UK-South Korea Collaborative R&D

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for this competition, with a maximum grant of £350k/project. This funding is for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with South Korea.

Opens: 14/02/2022 Closes: 06/07/2022

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Transforming Foundation Industries – Success through innovation

Are you a Foundation Industry Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME)? Apply now to receive support to enhance your capability to innovate by accessing the rich array of support, tools and grant funding available to UK companies. Apply by 30th May to secure your place.

Opens: 20/05/2022 Closes: 30/05/2022

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Recorded: 19th October

Made Smarter Innovation - Sustainable Smart Factory (& introducing forthcoming funding)

In this webinar, we will go through how digital technologies can help make for a smarter, more sustainable factory through using innovative data processes to make energy efficiency and resource savings in the factory. We will also have a first look at the collaborative R&D funding competition that Innovate UK is planning.

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News

16.03.2022

UK-India Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Insight Study Webinars

The UK-India Advanced Manufacturing Partnership initiative, delivered by Innovate UK KTN, aims to map key emerging opportunities for creating research and innovation links between the UK and India in various fields of the advanced manufacturing sector. Watch the videos now.

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09.05.2022

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) returns for the summer

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (9th May) launched a further competition window for applications to the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF).

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