Shaping the Future R&D and Innovation Programme for the Foundation Industries Workshop
Posted on 22/05/2020
KTN and Innovate UK/UKRI are holding this virtual workshop on 4th June to help shape the future R&D programme for the Foundation Industries (covering metals, ceramics, paper, glass, chemicals and cement).
These workshops are designed to give Innovate UK/UKRI:
● further understanding of the needs and opportunities of the foundation industries community
● an understanding of the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the foundation industries and markets
● an understanding of the requirements for future competition structures
The UK foundation industries, with a combined turnover estimated at £69bn and representing around 3% of the UK economy (2014), face many common challenges and the opportunity to address these challenges through cross-sector collaboration is compelling, allowing for a convincing case to be made together for government support. Funding and strategic support are necessary to address industry productivity, global competitiveness and to meet sustainability goals.
At these workshops, delegates will:
● Suggest new priority areas for innovation support
● Build on the cross-sector innovation priority areas already identified
● Learn about current available industrial innovation funding
● Network across the Foundation Industry sectors for potential collaboration and future partnerships using a virtual meeting platform
14:00 – Introduction to ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries – Bruce Adderley (IUK)
14:10 – Funding R&D and innovation for the Foundation Industries – Ben Walsh (IUK)
14:20 – Setting the Scene – Presentation from Industry – TBC
14:30 – Objectives of the scoping Workshop – Tatiana Correia (IUK)
14:40 – Workshop 1 – Break out into Groups – Discuss – to gain further understanding of the needs and requirements of the foundation industries community .
15:10 – Short Comfort Break
15:20 – Workshop 2 – Break out into Groups – Discuss based in understand what the requirements are for future competition structures
15:50 – End – Wrap Up – Bruce Adderley (IUK)
16:00 – End