Transforming Foundation Industries Forum
11-13th May 2022
The UKRI-funded TransFIRe and Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ are pleased to announce the dates for the first ever Transforming Foundation Industries Forum.
The forum will be an opportunity for delegates to discuss with investigators the results of small projects funded by the Network+; to share experiences of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion practices within the foundation industries; and for stakeholders to consider the technical and socio-economic challenges that the foundation industries face over the next 10 years.
The Forum will include three sessions spread across 3 days. Each session will be 3 hours. By registering you will be invited to all sessions and can choose how much you take part in.
11th May 10:00-12:30 Workshop One: Transforming Industries from Within – our EDI approach
How do we become truly transformative within our industries? How can we become more inclusive and diverse in our workforces? What are some of the changes that we are making? This will be an opportunity to hear from practitioners and from industry, to share your experiences and help develop good practice guidelines.
Prof. Sue Black (Durham University), Prof. William Sampson (University of Manchester) and Jo Stansfield (Inclusioneering)
10:15 Developing our ED&I approach in Foundation Industries
10:30 How can we further build on EDI initiatives in our industries?
11:30 Panel Session: How do we actually implement this?
12:15 Summary of Session and Open Networking
12th May 15:00-17:00 Workshop Two: Transformation Futures –Learning and Insights from our projects
This workshop will provide updates about the new learning and insights from our first phase of projects and introduce you to the project leaders from projects and our technical groups. There will be a combination of both presentations and short discussions.
Transforming Foundation Industries Network+ small projects
– Innovative green process to turn alkali solid wastes into carbon-negative feedstock for the cement Dr. Xinyuan Ke, University of Bath
– Sustainable Investment Assurance Model: SIAM Dr Stephen Spooner, Swansea University
– Sustainable Replacements for Coal Tar Pitch Binders, Dr. Cristina Valles, University of Manchester
– Paper & Construction industry symbiosis via AD for resource efficiency and a low carbon future, Dr Silvia Tedesco, Manchester Metropolitan University
– Valorisation of metallurgical wastes through chemically bonded ceramics, Dr Sam Adu-Amankwah, University of Leeds
– Deployment of a medium-high temperature waste heat recovery unit based on foundry sand, Dr Argyrios Anagnostopoulos, University of Birmingham
– Valorisation of foundry sands as medium-high temperature waste heat recovery materials, Dr Argyrios Anagnostopoulos, University of Birmingham
– Formulation of graphene-enhanced materials for resource-efficient laser additive manufacturing, Dr. Iuliia Elizarova, Imperial College London
– Improved Energy Efficiency of Float Glass Production, Dr Peter Green, University of Liverpool
– Investigation of a Flat Heat Pipe for high temperature waste heat recovery from metal slabs, Prof. Hussam Jouhara, Brunel University
– Using blast furnace waste heat to convert various wastes into new raw materials for low energy glass, Dr. Zushu Li, Warwick Manufacturing Group
– Feasibility study on valorisation of paper mill sludge to manufacture Eco-bricks, Dr. Saurav Goel, London South Bank University
13th May 2022 10:00-12:30 Workshop three: Networking and Horizon Scanning
This is an interactive session designed to provide opportunities for discussion and easy exchange of ideas. We will discuss challenges that stakeholders believe should be addressed in the next 10 years through a series of short structured breakouts.
10:10 Hub Cross Industry Analysis Update
10:20 Exploring Transformation in Practice: Introductory Breakout Activity
10:35 Getting Ready for the Future: including future funding streams and possibilities
11:00 Interactive Session: Implications for our industry – the challenges we need to address urgently
11:30 Missing and Urgent Challenges
11:45 Progress Being Made: Reflective Review
12:00 Prioritisation of the Future Challenges
About the TFI Network+
The Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Network+ is funded by EPSRC as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to assist the wider academic and industrial community to exchange best practice and cross-fertilise ideas for the benefit of the six foundation industries: bulk chemicals, cement, ceramic, glass, metals and paper
Becoming a member of the Network allows you to advertise your expertise or business requirements to other members, identify other members who may have similar research areas for collaboration and submit applications for small project grants. Visit https://tfinetworkplus.org/ to become a member.
About TransFIRe Hub
TransFIRe is an UKRI funded proactive, interdisciplinary, inclusive research and practice driven Research and Innovation Hub with 12 research organisations and more than 70 project partners from across the foundation industries, trade associations, professional membership bodies, civic sector and government organisations.
TransFIRe brings foundation industries and their communities together through interdisciplinary research, to support resource productivity, competitiveness, equality, diversity, inclusion and climate action. TransFIRE is about looking at best practice and what common processes can be transferred between the industries, for example the minimising of resource use, lowering energy use and emissions, and using by-products. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and becoming a member.
Published: April 26th, 2022
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