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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

Ben Peace

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Funding Opportunities

ISCF TFI (Transforming Foundation Industries): large collaborative R&D projects

The aim of this competition is to improve the productivity and competitiveness of foundation industry companies and supply chains, by funding cross-sector collaborative research and development projects. Sectors include cement, glass, paper, ceramics, metals and chemicals.

Opens: 11/01/2021 Closes: 10/03/2021

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IETF deployment of energy efficiency technologies, Spring 2021

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £40 million for grants to improve the energy efficiency of industrial processes, reducing energy bills and cutting carbon emissions.

Opens: 08/03/2021 Closes: 14/07/2021

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Recorded: 4th December

Developing a Digital DRS Solution Workshop

Welsh Government and KTN are partnered in this workshop by the newly formed Digital DRS Industry Working Group, which is an informal grouping of sectoral interests working to ensure better understanding of the potential function of digital DRS in the emerging system development.

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News

04.08.2020

Manufacturing and Materials Funding Round-Up

Find out about the latest funding calls which are relevant to the Manufacturing and Materials sectors. Last updated 10th Feb 2021.

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08.02.2021

New Industrial Energy Transformation Fund opportunity launched to support businesses on the path to Net Zero

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), in collaboration with Innovate UK and KTN, has launched the next opportunity to bid for funding from the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF).

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