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Recovering Valuable Materials from Waste Competition Brokerage Event

By Natasha Sim

Supporting businesses to enter the Innovate UK and EPSRC collaborative research and development competition ‘Recovering valuable materials from waste’.

What will you get from the day?

  • Information: Full details of competition scope and how to apply direct from the funder;
  • Networking: Meet potential project applicants and build your collaboration;
  • Advice: Tips from previous competitions winners and the KTN on successful applications and projects.

Who should attend?

  • Potential Innovate UK competition applicants;
  • Businesses from the whole product/materials lifecycle: designers, manufacturers, reprocessers, waste management companies, end-users of reprocessed materials;
  • Innovators interested in the economic potential of waste as a resource.

Click here for more information.