UK Research & Innovation (UKRI is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The development of manufacturing processes, systems and networks spans the topics of world-class ideas, innovation and impacts.
Our aim is to drive a sustainable, resilient, thriving and productive UK-wide manufacturing sector and a truly circular economy through mission-led investments.
We will do this by supporting both the transformation needed in existing approaches and in the longer term by enabling a fundamental rethink of product and service systems, where appropriate to do so.
EPSRC will invest in up to 11 manufacturing hubs for a sustainable future (total value up to £124 million), supporting innovative business-led research in the engineering and physical sciences, including a specific focus on environmental sustainability and strategic technology advantage.
UKRI and EPSRC will also explore further strategic investments in manufacturing and the circular economy.
The Team are inviting the R&I community to help with strategy development and set the direction of research in areas over the medium term. The workshops (and associated survey) are open to all academic researchers, industrial partners and other stakeholders, with interest in activities related to manufacturing or the circular economy or both. They will be held in Swindon and Manchester.