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Transforming Foundation Industries

Transforming Foundation Industry (TFI) Large CR&D virtual workshop
Thursday 10th of December, 13:30 to 15:00

WMG supported by Innovate UK and KTN are hosting this virtual workshop to help launch the Transforming Foundation Industry (TFI) Large collaborative R&D calls. The session is open to all businesses across the foundation industries.

Who should attend: Any business, university or RTO working in, or supporting, the foundation industries (glass, metals, chemicals, cement, ceramics and paper) who interested in hearing more about the opportunities and funding calls.

Breakout sessions: We will run four parallel themed breakout rooms where you will be able to discuss and review your project ideas, network and talk to the experts. You will be able to attend only one session on the day but we are hoping to provide an overview of all sessions after the event to all attendees.

Draft Agenda:





13:30 – 13:35

Housekeeping and Welcome

Dr Russ Hall, WMG

13:35 – 13:45

Description of the upcoming funding call

Dr Sarah Connolly, Innovate UK

13:45 – 13:50

Networking and connections

Ajay Kapadia, KTN

13:50 – 13:55

WMG capabilities

Dr Russ Hall, WMG

13:55 – 14:05

Waste Heat Energy Opportunities Presentation

Dr Stuart Bradley, WMG

14:05 – 14:15

Advanced Automation in Foundation Industries

Prof Rob Harrison, WMG

14:15 – 14:30



14:30 – 14:55

Virtual breakout rooms:


Waste heat recovery

Led by Dr Stuart Bradley, WMG


Led by Prof Rob Harrison, WMG

Waste product recovery and use

Led by Dr Zushu Li, WMG

General discussion room for other ideas

Led by Ajay Kapadia, KTN

14:55 – 15:00

Closing remarks and next steps

Dr. Russ Hall, WMG




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