ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries: Building a Resilient Recovery

Posted on: 10/07/2020

The Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) will shortly be opening a competition to fund innovation that ensures fast recovery from the Covid-19 outbreak through improved productivity and sustainability. The Foundation Industries (FI) span metal, glass, paper, ceramics, cement and bulk chemicals.

For this competition, both single-sector applicants and cross-sector consortium can apply for up to £1 million for projects that demonstrate how they address resource/energy efficiency within the foundation industries, and support resilience and sustainability of the sector and its supply chains, aligned to the objectives of the wider ISCF Challenge.

Competition Briefing, 17th July

10.00 am Welcome and introductions
10.05 am Scope and eligibility criteria
10.30 am Q&A
10.45 am Application process
11.10 am Q&A
11.30 am How KTN can support your project
11.45 am Wrap up

Register here


Collaboration & Networking, 20th July

We are inviting businesses and research organisations to pitch project ideas and collaboration needs. You can also network with other organisations through Meeting Mojo (details will be sent out later). Please submit your recorded slide deck by 17th July noon, by emailing (and cc

10.00 am Welcome and introductions (KTN team)
10.05 am Overview of scope and application process (Sarah)
10.30 am Pitch Session
11.30 am Collaboration and networking (on separate meeting mojo platform)

Register here


KTN hosted webinars on the Foundation Industries in June and July, focused on an Innovation Funding Masterclass and the Transforming Foundation Industries Hub Briefing Event webinar.

Watch the full recordings here.

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