John Whittall, Lead Technologist for Resource Efficiency at Technology Strategy Board will present on two live funding competitions.

The feasibility studies competition New designs for a circular economy is intended to help companies work with new partners to
radically rethink the design of products, components or systems to generate value by retaining or regenerating materials and
components over several cycles of use. Large companies can claim up to 65% of costs and SMEs up to 75% of costs of projects
up to 33,000. Sub-contracting within the UK is permitted where necessary to bring in relevant expertise, up to a limit of 75%
of the total project costs. The second round of this competition opens on 11 February 2013, with a mandatory registration
by noon 20 March 2013. The deadline for applications is noon 27 March 2013. More information on http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/resource-efficiency-new-designs-for-a-circular-eco.ashx

The collaborative research and development competition Material Innovation for a Sustainable Economy is aimed at encouraging the
development and application of sustainable materials, products and processes. Our aim is to support materials technologies that
rapidly meet urgent and difficult environmental and social challenges and that create wealth for the UK through the development and
implementation of new or improved materials, processes and products. Proposals must be collaborative and business-led and include
at least one small and medium-sized enterprise (SME). We expect to fund mainly industrial research projects in which a business partner will generally attract up to 50% public funding for their project costs (60% for SMEs). Projects must last between 12 and 24 months and we expect total project sizes to be between 250k and 750k. This is a two-stage competition that opens for applicants on 4 March 2013. The deadline for registration is at noon 17 April 2013 and the deadline for expressions of interest is at noon
24 April 2013. More information on http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/materials-innovation-for-a-sustainable-economy.ashx

Programme


1:00
Registration, networking & lunch
2:00
Technology Strategy Board Presentation & Q&A: New designs for a circular economy and Material Innovation for a Sustainable Economy
John Whittall, Lead Technologist for Resource Efficiency at Technology Strategy Board
3:30
Networking, coffee & tea
3:45
FUSION Partner 1 minute Presentations & Speed-networking
5.00
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Fees & Registration

There is no charge for this event. Please download the Registration Form

Map & Directions

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For any further UK enquiries please contact:

Ros Carruthers, Administrator
The Centre for Sustainable Design ®
University for the Creative Arts,
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 892772
Email: rcarruthers.t1@ucreative.ac.uk

Social networking

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