Resource Efficiency for Manufacturing and Materials (REforMM)
The programme aims for the UK to be a leader in resource efficiency with organisations understanding the environmental, social and economic impact of the full lifecycle and thriving from adoption of resource efficient solutions which are fundamental to UK and global Net Zero ambitions.
About the programme
Broad adoption of resource efficiency is critical for economic growth, to protect our environment and to ensure resilience of supply. However, maximum implementation of resource efficient solutions is a complex and enormous task.
As part of Innovate UK’s focus on net zero, they are investing £15 million in the Resource Efficiency for Materials and Manufacturing (REforMM) Programme. This programme is designed to put in place the key building blocks to help businesses transform to a resource efficient future.
This programme aims for:
- The UK to lead in resource efficiency
- UK organisations to understand the environmental, social and economic impact of the full product lifecycle
- UK organisations to thrive from the development and adoption of resource efficient solutions which are fundamental to UK and global net zero ambitions
Core focus areas of the programme
Materials for the future economy
New material applications for cutting-edge products that reduce emissions, energy consumption and costs.
Effective design methods, design for resource efficiency, and design for maximum through-life value.
Resilient supply chains
Sustainable feedstocks, supply chain visibility, and co-location of waste and emission streams.
Flexible production capacity, minimal material waste, high-quality products, high productivity, and full adaptivity.
Longer in use and reuse
Minimising materials use and waste, practising complete traceability, and using new remanufacturing services.
REforMM Feasibility Study Competition
The REforMM Feasibility Study Competition (which closed 21st December) offered up to £1m to improve resource efficiency. A major collaborative R&D competition will be launched in Spring 2023.
Related Events and Recordings
Reimagining Manufacturing and Materials - Critical for a Net Zero Future
10.00 - 11.15 | Online
Digital Modernisation of Textiles and Fashion
10.00 - 16.00 | Manchester
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Made Smarter Innovation CR&D Briefing Webinar
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Innovate UK Smart grants: January 2023
Opens: 19/01/2023 Closes: 26/04/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.
UK – Germany Bilateral: Collaborative R&D
Opens: 07/02/2023 Closes: 07/06/2023
UK registered organisations, collaborating with at least one German SME applying under the equivalent German ZIM programme, can apply for a share of up to £4 million for collaborative research projects resulting in innovative solutions.
Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2023 to 2024 Round 1
Opens: 30/01/2023 Closes: 22/03/2023
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) link forward thinking businesses with the UK’s world class knowledge bases to deliver innovation projects led by inspired graduates.
Manufacturing Vision 2050
The design of the funding programme has been informed by Innovate UK's Manufacturing Vision for 2050. The document is a re-imagination of materials and manufacturing together, delving into the challenges and opportunities that lie in front of the UK materials and manufacturing sectors over the next 30 years. With more than 170 recent references analysed and more than 120 stakeholders consulted, this is one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind. Click here to read more.