Knowledge Transfer Network
KTN with Innovate UK will host a workshop “Innovation Opportunities from Waste” on 14 January 2016 at the Studio in Manchester.
The aim of this scoping workshop is to identify innovation challenges or opportunities related to the recovery of valuable materials from wastes arising from industrial activity in the UK. The workshop will explore potential opportunities for valorising waste from construction, agri-food, health, chemicals, materials and textiles in the UK.
Representatives from Innovate UK and BIS will make an introduction and set the scene by presenting details of the government’s approach including work following on from the recent report “Building a High Value Bioeconomy: Opportunities from Waste”.
The workshop will bring together representatives from the full waste to resource supply chain. Delegates will be asked to map waste streams for their sector and then valorise the waste streams arising. Opportunity areas may arise from all stages of the value chain, from collection or treatment processes through to stimulating new final markets.
The workshop will provide Innovate UK and KTN with robust evidence for any need to address barriers and stimulate opportunities for UK industry to maximise potential value recovery from waste generated. The results from the discussions will help to inform the scope for potential future Innovate UK competitions in key priority themes.
Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scoping-workshop-innovation-opportunities-from-waste-tickets-19599002143
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