Transforming Foundation Industries (TFI) Network+ recently launched online, opening its membership to stakeholders across the foundation industries sector. Supported by funding from EPSRC, the TFI Network+ will assist the foundation industries to remain competitive whilst simultaneously tackling challenges from environmental legislation and the drive towards net-zero 2050.
The core aim of TFI Network+ is to co-create new science and technology that can transform the sustainability and performance of Foundation Industries by coordinating and channelling a wide range of expertise throughout UK industry and academia in themes such as:
- Energy efficiency
- Next-generation processes
- Manufacturing informatics
- Circular economy
- Enabling transformation
The Network is open to members in industry and academia as well as early career researchers and interested parties. Over the next few months, more announcements will be made regarding the Network’s first flexible funding call and upcoming events and workshops.
A successful launch event took place on Monday 15 February and featured an introduction to the Network by director Professor Ian Reaney, as well as guest speakers from the Foundation Industries sector. Catch-up is available on the TFI Network+ website.