By 2050 our industry will have embraced a circular economy and be using different feedstocks, technologies and energy sources to produce chemicals. The Innovate UK KTN Chemistry team can help you navigate these changes and identify innovation that will ensure your business, research or service remains sustainable.
Our current focus in this area
Innovate UK KTN recognises that this sector is heavily reliant on laboratory-based R&D, as well as computational techniques for modelling the behaviour of atoms, molecules and colloids across multiple length and time scales.
Connecting the UK’s growing Chemicals community with industrial collaborators, research-base expertise, investment opportunities and funders.
For chemical-based industries to respond to global challenges, we need to improve productivity and maintain the competitiveness of our manufacturing processes.
As the world moves towards a greener future, we are changing the demand profile on certain raw materials. At the same, world population rises, resulting in an ever-increasing demand for energy and products which puts gradual pressure on raw materials (and their supply chains), contributing to the generation of more and more waste.
European Commission Plastics Related Funding & tender opportunities
Opens: 01/03/2023 Closes: 22/02/2024
Horizon Europe funding for reducing plastic pollution, pollutant monitoring, circular economy, and biodegradation validation. Various closing dates.
Rapidly find innovative solutions to tangible materials and manufacturing challenges
Opens: 24/08/2023 Closes: 30/09/2023
Innovate UK is now inviting expressions of interest from those looking to rapidly find innovative solutions to tangible materials and manufacturing challenges.
SSPP: Liquid food and beverages in refillable packaging
Opens: 18/09/2023 Closes: 25/10/2023
Up to £1.5m available to demonstrate a reuse or refill packaging system for liquid food and beverage products, at scale, in a retail chain.
Related Events and Recordings
Net Zero Chemical Manufacturing - Unlocking the power of biotechnology to transform the UK chemicals industry webinar
10.00 - 12.30 | Online
Industrial Applications of Biomass: The Biorefinery Concept – creating high value product streams from biomass
10.00 - 12.00 | Online
DCLM (Veolia) Open Innovation Challenges Information Session
09.00 - 10.30 BST | Online
HydroGenerally - Episode 10: Green Hydrogen Production
Our podcast discusses the importance of green hydrogen production and the expertise of energy specialists that are working in this sector. Innovate UK KTN’s Debra Jones and Simon Buckley are joined by special guest Chris Jackson, CEO & Founder at Protium.
Announcing the Cohort for the Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Readiness Programme 2023
Running for the third consecutive year, the Faraday Battery Challenge Investment Readiness Programme is going stronger than ever.