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Can workforce diversity stimulate transformation towards a more sustainable future? 

The foundation industries face stark challenges that are worsened by a persistent lack of workforce diversity. In 2020, women represented 16% and BAME workers only 7.1% of all workers. Coinciding […]

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Published: March 8th, 2023
Posted in projects


Co-designing a goal interdependency method for deciding corporate sustainability strategy

The project will push the boundaries of management research by examining how future and current goals can be aligned. It aims to answer three objectives: (1) How can a company’s […]

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Published: March 8th, 2023
Posted in projects


Circular business model innovation in the UK cement, glass, and ceramics industries

The UK Foundation Industries are worth £52B, produce 28 million tonnes of materials per year and account for 10% of the UK total CO2 emissions, posing a major challenge to […]

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Published: March 8th, 2023
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Enabling business models innovation for sustainability in the UK glass sector

A deep understanding of policy interventions and combination of these interventions for business model innovation in the flat glass sector can bring several technical, environmental, economic, and societal benefits. Specifically, […]

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Published: March 8th, 2023
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Overcoming Adoption Barriers of Next Generation Processing Technologies in Ceramic/Glass Industries

Next Generation Processing Technologies (NGPTs) can open pathways to double net energy productivity by facilitating novel processing concepts and enabling rapid manufacture of energy-efficient products through greater control, optimisation, and […]

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Published: March 8th, 2023
Posted in projects


The biotechnological potential of environmental microbiomes: a new route to CO2 utilisation?

22 March 2023, 14:00 Online Via Zoom Register to attend The ‘Blue skies, green future’ webinar series presents ideas and innovation to spark discussion on the topic of transformation and […]

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Published: February 27th, 2023
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TFI Network+ awards funding to 5 research projects to enable transformation in the Foundation Industries 

UKRI-ISCF Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ awards over £200,000 to 5 research projects aimed at exploring enablers of transformation and social sciences in the Foundation Industries  The Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) […]

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Published: February 7th, 2023
Posted in News, TFI Network+ News


2022 in perspective

2022 was a very positive and successful year for the TFIN+. We achieved >600 members includingrepresentatives from academia (67%) and industry (33%), 303 followers on Twitter (>33,000 impressions) and 540 […]

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Published: February 3rd, 2023
Posted in News, TFI Network+ News


Blue Skies, Green Future Webinar Presented by Begoña Ferrari

Tuesday 31st January, 10:00-11:00 Click here to register to attend The ‘Blue skies, green future’ webinar series presents ideas and innovation to spark discussion on the topic of transformation and […]

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Published: January 3rd, 2023
Posted in Events


TFIN+ director awarded funds in the Economiser programme for ultra-low temperature sintering technology

Sheffield is the leading group in the UK in this novel technology which may prove pivotal in the path to net zero for the ceramics sector. TFI Network+ director, Prof […]

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Published: January 3rd, 2023
Posted in TFI Network+ News


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