Materials Security Special Interest Group
Innovate UK has created a Materials Security Special Interest Group (SIG) within its Resource Efficiency activities to stimulate progress towards a circular economy for high value materials. The SIG will operate across its networks to bring together designers, chemists, materials scientists, engineers, product developers and recycling and waste experts to facilitate the adoption of new business models and the rapid formation of new supply chains capable of delivering high impact, innovative solutions to Material Security challenges.
The SIG has a role in helping businesses to understand potential constraints on the availability of material resources, the risks and opportunities these present, and to develop life-cycle based approaches for the better management of material resources throughout the supply chain. It will bring together all the parties and disciplines needed to support this life-cycle approach – from design through to manufacture through to re-use – to ensure all the pieces of the puzzle are in place to enable innovation for a new sustainable economy.