EPSRC will be running two virtual community engagement workshops on 24th and 29th March with the aim of exploring the role of engineering and physical sciences (EPS) research in achieving a transition to a circular economy.

The workshops will consist of talks from community leaders and EPSRC, as well as facilitated discussion sessions around research challenges and opportunities for transitioning to a circular economy, ways of embedding circularity in EPS research, and current opportunities provided by EPSRC/UKRI for funding circular economy research. We anticipate this event will be of interest to researchers (both academic and industrial) working in areas directly supporting the transition to a circular economy as well as those who have an interest in considering circularity in their own research in other areas. A background in circular economy research is not a pre-requisite and applications are actively encouraged from those new to the area or only just beginning to consider how to embed circularity in their research. Although this is primarily an EPSRC event this is an inherently interdisciplinary area of research. Applications from those not traditionally in EPSRC remit but currently or hoping to collaborate with those who are to deliver a circular future and/or embed circularity in EPS research and innovation are also encouraged.

For more information and to submit an expression of interest, please see our website: Circular Economy community engagement workshops, March 2022 – EPSRC website (ukri.org)

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