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Ceramics & Glass

Ceramics and glass materials exhibit high strength, high elastic modulus and are electrical and thermal insulators. Advanced ceramics and glasses are engineered to optimise its mechanical, electrical, magnetic and optical properties.

These find applications as structural ceramics (e.g. high-stress, high-temperature), electronic ceramics (e.g. sensors, capacitors, semiconductors), optical ceramics and glasses (e.g. photoelectrics, solid-state lasers), ceramic coatings (e.g. wear, corrosion resistance) and magnetic ceramics (sensors, information storage).

Advanced ceramics and glass markets are worth $133.9 Billion (CAGR 9.1%) and $60.62 Billion (CAGR 9%) by 2025. This remarkable market growth is expected to be driven by the introduction of innovations in the market such as additive manufacturing. However, ceramics and glass industries are challenged by inefficient use of resources, production processes, making them one of the largest industrial CO2 polluters in the UK.

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Tatiana Correia

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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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Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021-22, round 1

UK registered higher or further education institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £6 million to help fund innovation projects with businesses

Opens: 08/02/2021 Closes: 14/04/2021

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Recorded: 4th November

Transforming Foundation Industries: Investor Partnership Programme Event

The Transforming Foundation Industries Investor Partnership Programme aims to provide simultaneous grant funding and venture capital investment in UK-registered SMEs to support R&D projects and business growth. We are looking for a mix of investors with an interest in foundation industry markets including venture capital, angel network, or corporate venture investors.

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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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17.12.2020

What does the ISCF Transforming the Foundation Industries (TFI) Challenge mean for the Chemicals Sector?

The foundation industries are worth approximately £45bn to the UK economy and employ 500,000 people. However, these sectors are the largest polluters generating 10% of all UK CO2 emissions. What can be done?

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