Transforming foundation industries challenge

Wednesday 14th September 2022

Theatre :  Technology, Innovation and R&D 


The Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge, is a UK government funded programme investing £96 million in partnership with UK businesses to develop sustainable technologies that reduce the environmental impact of the Foundation Industries (Clean-tech for heavy industries).

This is to ensure that these sectors remain internationally competitive and are ready to meet the government commitment of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The programme has funded a wide range of activities including developing scale-up facilities, a large industry-led collaborative research programme, development of industry and academic networks and a research hub.

The interactive session will discuss what we have learned from the programme, how cross sector and supply chain collaboration enhances innovation, why innovation is crucial to the foundation industries and what future support, tools and funding are needed and can be accessed across the network of partners.

Bruce AdderleyBruce Adderley Challenge Director - Transforming Foundation Industries
Innovate UK
Cameron Pleydell-PearceCameron Pleydell-Pearce TATA Steel Chair
Swansea University
Christopher Pilgrim, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials at Innovate UK KTNChristopher Pilgrim Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials
Innovate UK KTN
Mark Jolly, Director at TransFIRe Director of Manufacturing at Cranfield UniversityMark Jolly Director of Manufacturing
Cranfield University

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