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Transforming the Foundation Industries Network+ launch event – 15 February 2021

15 February 2021 @ 14:00 - 16:00

The Transforming the Foundation Industries (TFI) Network+ is having a launch event on 15 February 2021 at 2pm GMT. The TFI Network+ aims to assist the foundation industries to remain competitive whilst simultaneously facing challenges from environmental legislation and the drive towards net-zero carbon 2050. The foundation industries – glass, ceramics, metals, paper, cement and bulk chemicals – are worth £52bn per annum to the UK’s economy but account for 10% of the UK’s total CO2 emissions. In recognition of the global and national importance of these industries, the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council has awarded £2m of funds to form the TFI Network+.

This event introduces the TFI Network+ and highlights the challenges that the network will be addressing. Speakers at the Network+ launch include:

  • Andrew Large of the Confederation of Paper Industries
  • Laura Cohen of the British Ceramics Confederation
  • Laura Baker, Chair of the IOM3 Iron & Steel committee
  • Justin Perry of Northumbria University
  • Paul Bingham of Sheffield Hallam University
  • Bruce Adderley – Challenge Director – Transforming Foundation Industries

Register for the event here.