University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) has created a new collaboration between academia and industry. The goal is to create sustainable chemical technologies to accelerate the UK into a net-zero carbon emission status.

iCAST -the Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies – will aim to facilitate this transition. They’ve pulled experts from a variety of sources including the Universities of Bath and Oxford, the Catapult Network, SETsquared, and Local Enterprise Partnerships. 

The new centre’s research will focus on four key programmes:

  • Bio-based feedstocks
  • Sustainable chemical productions systems
  • Sustainable engineering materials
  • Plastics as part of a circular economy

Matthew Davidson, iCAST director, said: “There is currently a translation gap between publicly-funded investment into fundamental research and its deployment by UK companies. 

“iCAST will address this gap by enabling companies to easily invest in R&D in a collaborative and agile environment and by providing specialist business support for innovations to be deployed commercially.”

Innovation that can advance our role in sustainability requires collaboration on a higher level, bringing academia and business together.

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