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Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ has committed £1.4million to fund innovative research which supports Foundation Industries to adopt new ideas and working practises, boosting sustainability and manufacturing capabilities.

Our funding calls each follow a topic or theme relevant to the Foundation Industries. View our latest funding opportunities here.

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

Ahu Gumrah Dumanli-Parry

University of Manchester

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