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.

Raluca Popovici

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Current Sustainable Manufacturing funding opportunities

Design Exchange Partnerships: design the green transition

Opens: 01/09/2022 Closes: 30/11/2022

Apply for funding to develop design-based solutions for specific net zero and climate crisis challenges facing UK coastal and island communities.

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SSPP Future Plastic Packaging Solutions Round 2

Opens: 12/09/2022 Closes: 09/11/2022

UK registered businesses and organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million for early-stage and mid-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging.

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PEMD Scale-up: Strand 1, adopting manufacturing best practice

Opens: 21/09/2022 Closes: 07/12/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to scale up manufacturing in the power electronics, machines and drives supply chain. This strand will fund feasibility studies for innovative manufacturing solutions from other sectors.

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PEMD Scale-up: Strand 2, manufacturing process development

Opens: 21/09/2022 Closes: 07/12/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to scale up manufacturing in the power electronics, machines and drives supply chain. This strand will fund manufacturing process industrialisation to enhance volume and niche productivity.

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Launchpad - Advanced Manufacturing - CR&D - Liverpool City Region

Opens: 23/09/2022 Closes: 04/11/2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £6 million for projects that grow activities in the advanced manufacturing innovation cluster centred on Liverpool City Region.

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Launchpad - Advanced Manufacturing - MFA (Minimal Financial Assistance) - Liverpool City Region

Opens: 23/09/2022 Closes: 04/11/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million for projects that grow activities in the advanced manufacturing innovation cluster centred on Liverpool City Region. This funding is Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) from Innovate UK.

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Made Smarter Innovation - Sustainable Smart Factory (& introducing forthcoming funding)
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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Join us and help transform UK manufacturing at Innovation Alley 2022

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