Transforming Foundation Industries - R&D Competitions & Challenges

The Welsh Government, in conjunction with Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network, are holding this webinar to make businesses in Wales aware of how ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries is helping address challenges around resource and energy efficiency to increase sustainability and competitiveness.

Event Details


09.30 - 11.00



Share this event

This will be an opportunity for solution providers and members of the foundation industry to hear more about the challenge fund and participate in a Q+A.


Participants in this webinar are intended to be from within the Foundation Industries and current/prospective service providers to the Foundation Industries.

The Foundation Industries are:

  1. Metals
  2. Ceramics
  3. Paper
  4. Bulk chemicals
  5. Glass
  6. Cement

Prospective Service providers can be very diverse. Examples include :

  • Sensors;
  • Internet of things;
  • AI;
  • Heat Recovery
  • Energy Harvesting;
  • Recycling of materials,

For more information on the ISCF challenge click here.


Speakers will be from Innovate UK, KTN, and from the Foundation Industries. There will be an opportunity to make a pitch presentation to the audience around challenges and potential solutions.


Innovate UK will be launching a series of R&D Funding Competitions in 2021. This is an ideal opportunity to gain advanced knowledge on these funding competitions to help you prepare.

Participation in the webinar from outside Wales is welcome.



09:30 Welcome and Introduction – Simon Cooper – Welsh Government.

09:40  The challenges and opportunities – Sarah Connelly – Innovate UK

09:55  Collaborative Consortium Building Assistance – Ajay Kapadia

10:05  Success Stories with Industry

10:25  3 minute pitches

10:40  Q&A

11:00 Close


Connect with Innovate UK Business Connect

Join Innovate UK Business Connect's mailing list to receive updates on funding opportunities, events and to access Innovate UK Business Connect's deep expertise. Please check your email to confirm your subscription and select your area(s) of interest.