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Foundation Industries

Foundation industries produce 75% of all the material in our economy and are vital for the UK’s manufacturing and construction sectors.

Situated in our industrial heartland, these sectors include metals, ceramics, glass, chemicals, paper and cement, and are worth £52Bn annually to the UK economy. These sectors produce 28 million tonnes of materials per year in the UK, but in doing so are by far the UK’s biggest industrial polluters: around 50 million tonnes of CO2 per year, or 10% of the total CO2 emitted by UK homes and businesses. If we are to meet our Paris Climate Change Agreement to reduce our CO2 emissions by 80%, a transformational change is needed by these industries in how materials are sourced and processed, and the types of products manufactured. Developing a resource and energy efficient foundation industry will also help anchor production in the UK through increased competitiveness.

Our Foundation Industries Expert

Ajay Kapadia

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Funding Opportunities

ISCF Transforming foundation industries: Building a resilient recovery

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million in grant funding for projects supporting recovery and growth of the UK’s foundation industries: cement, paper, glass, ceramics, metals and bulk chemicals.

Opens: 03/08/2020 Closes: 04/11/2020

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Recorded: 5th June

Innovation Funding Master Class - ISCF Wave 3 Transforming Foundation Industries

This masterclass is primarily aimed at those who are unfamiliar or would like to improve their success rate with the Innovate UK Innovation grant and loan applications as well as those who may be interested in KTPs.

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Transforming Foundation Industries Technical Challenge Webinars

What are the technologies that will help the foundation industries (Cement, Ceramics, Chemicals, Glass, Metals and Paper) to become more competitive while reducing their environmental impact?

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