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

FOCUS AREA

Materials for the future economy

New material applications for cutting-edge products that reduce emissions, energy consumption and costs.

Smart design

FOCUS AREA

Smart design

Effective design methods, design for resource efficiency, and design for maximum through-life value.

Resilient supply chains

FOCUS AREA

Resilient supply chains

Sustainable feedstocks, supply chain visibility, and co-location of waste and emission streams.

World-class production

FOCUS AREA

World-class production

Flexible production capacity, minimal material waste, high-quality products, high productivity, and full adaptivity.

Longer in use and reuse

FOCUS AREA

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.

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Reimagining Manufacturing and Materials - Critical for a Net Zero Future

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Digital Modernisation of Textiles and Fashion

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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.

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