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Foundation Industry Sustainability Consortium (FISC) and EconoMISER

“The Foundation Industries, including metal, cement, glass, paper, ceramics, and chemicals contribute over £50 billion/year to the UK economy and produce 75% of all the material on the planet. They are vital to our manufacturing and construction sectors. However, they generate nearly half of all industrial carbon emissions and need to quickly transform to ensure we live in a sustainable way.

The Foundation Industries Sustainability Consortium (FISC), consisting of the Materials Processing Institute (MPI), Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), Glass Futures, Lucideon and the Henry Royce Institute, all of which have strong existing links into the Foundation Industries, has been created to enable and support that transformation.

As part of FISC, Innovate UK has invested £19.5m in the Economic Material Innovation for Sustainable and Efficient use of Resources (EconoMISER) programme, the object of which is develop a network of scale-up centres to support Foundation Industry and academic engagement through collaborative projects across the FISC partners, that addresses identified decarbonisation and sustainability needs within the Foundation Industries – key to the success of EconoMISER is identifying those needs through engagement with Industry.”

To have an no obligation, in confidence discussion about the funding and facilities that are available through the consortium, please contact Peter as follows:

Dr Peter Longdon
TFI Fellow | Henry Royce Institute
A: Royce Hub Building, The University of Manchester

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