Shaping the High-Level CR&D Programme for the Foundation Industries

Posted on: 19/08/2019

Register today for KTN’s workshops in September on shaping the future Collaborative R&D programme for the Foundation Industries.

Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK/UK Research and Innovation will be holding two workshops in September to help shape the future collaborative R&D programme for the Foundation Industries (covering metals, ceramics, paper, glass, chemicals and cement). You are invited to attend one of these workshops, either in London (10th September) or Birmingham (11th September). Both workshops will start at 09.30 and finish at 16.00.


These workshops will progress priorities identified from a number of engagements with industry and other stakeholders during the last few months, which aimed at informing Innovate UK’s work plan to support cross-sector collaboration across the Foundation Industries.


At these workshops, delegates will:

  • Suggest key priority areas for CR&D support
  • Build on the cross-sector innovation priority areas already identified
  • Network across the Foundation Industry sectors for potential collaboration and future partnerships
  • Learn about Foundation Industry engagement insights
  • Learn about current available industrial CR&D funding


The UK foundation industries, with a combined turnover estimated at £69bn and representing around 3% of the UK economy (2014), face many common challenges and the opportunity to address these challenges through cross-sector collaboration is compelling, allowing for a convincing case to be made together for government support. Funding and strategic support are necessary to address industry productivity, global competitiveness and to meet sustainability goals.


Please follow the links below to register for one of the two events:

London – 10th September

Birmingham – 11th September


Agenda for both:

09.30: Arrival and Registration

10.00 Introduction to Transforming Foundation Industries

– Ben Walsh – Deputy Director for Transforming Foundation Industries at Innovate UK

– Bruce Adderley – Challenge Director for Transforming Industries at Innovate UK

10.15 TFI Community Consultation Outcomes

РTatiana Correia РInnovation Lead for Transforming Foundation Industries at Innovate UK 

10.25 TFI Challenge Priorities – current thinking

– Tatiana Correia

10.45 Group Feedback on TFI Challenge Priority Areas

– Ajay Kapadia – Knowledge Transfer Manager at KTN

12.30 Lunch

13.15 Project Ideas – pitch session

14.00 TFI cross-sector R&D projects

– Ajay Kapadia

15.00 Coffee Break & Networking

15.30 Interpretation of workshop feedback and next steps

– Tatiana Correia

16.00 Wrap-up

– Robert Quarshie – Head of Materials at KTN


For any queries please contact Robert Quarshie or Ajay Kapadia.

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