Materialism: A Materials Science Podcast
An exploration of the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering.
5 months ago

Episode 72: Importance of Cross-Sector Collaboration

The UK foundation industries (chemicals, ceramics, glass, paper, cement and metals) face common challenges to ensure they benefit in the transformation to a more sustainable future. Cross-sector collaboration is essential to share best practice and optimize use of energy and resources. The Innovate UK Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge has brought together these sectors to collaborate and accelerate innovation and one example project is Flue2Chem, which involves 15 partners in metals and chemicals industries with the goal of producing valuable materials from industrial greenhouse gas emissions. Why is cross-sector collaboration so important and how are the benefits being since today and expected to change into the future?

This episode was sponsored by the Innovate UK Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge. This challenge is providing funding and support to create a cleaner, more efficient and more competitive sector that is fit for our future. Find out more by searching ‘Transforming Foundation Industries’ or going to this link.

Guests: Bruce Adderley - Challenge Director – Transforming Foundation Industries - Innovate UK Al Sanderson - Platform Leader Carbon Rainbow, Home Care Advanced Materials and Surface Science - Unilever

Thanks to Kolobyte and Alphabot for letting us use their music in the show!

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Materialism Team: Taylor Sparks (co-creator,co-host), Andrew Falkowski (co-creator), Jared Duffy (production, marketing, and editing).

Keywords: UKRI Cross-Sector Collaboration