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Research

Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ has allocated £1.4million to 34 small projects of up to 6 months duration. These projects seek innovative solutions to support Foundation Industries, and to assist them in adopting new ideas and working practises, boosting sustainability and manufacturing capabilities.

Many small projects are now close to completion and summaries of their results will be published shortly.

A brochure including projects from Calls 1 – 4 is available here, with Call 5 projects to be included upon completion.


Energy Efficiency Themed Projects


Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Themed Projects

Sustainable Investment Assurance Model: SIAM

Dr Stephen Spooner

Senior Research Officer at Swansea University

Valorisation of Metallurgical Wastes through Chemically Bonded Ceramics (VMW-CBC)

Dr Sam Adu-Amankwah

Lecturer at University of Leeds

SANDTHERM: Deployment of a novel medium-high temperature waste heat recovery unit based on foundry sands

Dr Argyrios Anagnostopoulos

Research Fellow at University of Birmingham

Sustainable Replacements for Coal Tar Pitch Binders

Dr Cristina Valles

Academic Research Fellow at University of Manchester


Digitalisation Themed Projects


Early Career Researcher Funding Call

Circularising the Pressure Moulding of Ceramics

Dr Ahu Gumrah Dumanli-Parry

University of Manchester


Enablers of Transformation

TFI Network+ is committed to supporting, embedding and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across the network.

In partnership with

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