Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest up to £4.5m in collaborative R&D projects that seek to increase the recovery of valuable materials from waste streams.  This group support people wishing to enter the competition. Please 'Join this group' (top right above) to receive updates regarding the competition and to contribute to the discussion board.

Competition Scope

The aim of this competition is to develop processes for dealing with continuously produced waste streams to maximise the value of recovered resources. Proposals should describe how they seek to maximise the value of outputs and, for this reason, those solely seeking to recover energy from waste are out of scope. Projects focused on product-return approaches, such as remanufacture, refurbishment and leasing, are also out of scope.

Potential areas include (but are not limited to):

·      improved collection schemes

·      techniques for identification of materials and parts

·      identification and processing of waste materials at speed

·      real-time monitoring of contaminants

·      recovery of valuable resources from wastewater or factory effluent
Click here to download the competition brief.

Competition Events

The competition brokerage event was held in London on 14th January 2015. Presentations and video recording of the day are available here. 

Online discussion and brokerage

Please use the discussion board to highlight the expertise you have to offer to consortia in the competition or to highlight partners you are looking for.

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[font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=2]Hi there, [color=#222222]We are trying to develop a common multi-stakeholder platform focused on a limited number of key raw materials across their whole va...

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Anyone involved in development of calcium sulphate based products and intrested in partnering with a company that generates a significant quantity of this material?...

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Hi,  My name is Mark Dowling, Technical Director for Giraffe Innovation  ( www.giraffeinnovation.com),  an environmental consultancy based in Brighton. We can offer assistance in carbon footprinting, ...

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Hi, All, we have a potential project to producing carbon nanotubes and syngas from waste plastics. Currently, we have two academic institutes (Leeds University - Prof. Paul Williams and Hull Universit...

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Belfast Metropolitan College are working closely with industry developing proprietary technology for removing valuable materials from waste water in the printing and packaging industry. We are seeking...

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