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Invitation to participate in EPSRC scoping workshop for ‘Sustainable Industrial Futures’ – 7th February via Zoom

EPSRC would value your expertise and input during our scoping of a new large investment around ‘Sustainable Industrial Futures’, therefore we invite you to a virtual workshop on 7th February 2024 from 10am- 1pm to gather your views on this new funding opportunity that EPSRC will be launching in spring 2024, for investment to start the following year.

The funding opportunity:

This funding opportunity will aim to drive sustainable Industrial futures, where the high-emitting UK incumbent industries, that are vital to how we live and function as a society,  shift to fully sustainable operations with net zero/negative greenhouse gas emissions, enabling thriving biodiversity, social cohesion, economic growth and resource and energy security.

It will enable:

  • Industry to move their products, systems and processes towards clean alternatives
  • Security of UK supply of feedstocks, materials, fuels, and the creation of value from waste through greater circularity of resource streams in the UK
  • The creation of new businesses, supply chains and industries that exploit UK research strengths
  • The ability to supply both UK needs and export products to the rest of the world.

Aims of the workshop:

The aim of the workshop is to gather community input to ensure that the funding opportunity will deliver against the aims and be of benefit to industry and society as a whole.  We will explore questions such as:

  • Is the articulated shape of the investment appropriate to meet the goals of moving this research forward?
  • How do we create an inclusive investment that draws holistically on the diverse strengths of the community?
  • Where should the balance be between near, medium and long-term impact?
  • What research areas should this investment focus on?
  • How can we best facilitate effective industrial co-creation of the research programme with clear routes to impact?

Details of the workshop:

When: 7th February 10am to 1pm

Where: Virtual via zoom

Please could you RSVP to energyanddecarbonisation@epsrc.ukri.org by Wednesday 31st 2024 if you are able to attend?