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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

Made Smarter Innovation: Sustainable Smart Factory

UK registered businesses and organisations can apply for a share of up to £20m for digital innovation projects that will improve the resource efficiency and energy efficiency of manufacturing processes in factories.

Opens: 01/11/2021 Closes: 26/01/2022

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SBRI - Climate and Environmental Risk Analytics for Resilient Finance: Phase 1

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million inclusive of VAT, to develop solutions that integrate climate and environmental factors in the financial services industry.

Opens: 17/01/2022 Closes: 16/02/2022

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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

26.11.2021

Innovate UK KTN supports Scotland’s CAN DO Innovation Summit

Global experts will address Scotland’s CAN DO Innovation Summit: Wade Davis, Vice President of Inclusion Strategy for Product at Netflix; Gayemarie Brown, Forbes Top Female Futurist; and Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, are among the keynote speakers.

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19.11.2021

Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Community: KTN and Innovate UK Comment on Net Zero Manufacturing for Pharmaceuticals

KTN and Innovate UK take a look at what Net Zero means for the medicines manufacturing community.

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