The Technology Strategy Board is running a £1.25 million competition that will fund up to 50 projects looking at ways of improving the resource efficiency of a product, component or system.
Called “New Designs for a Circular Economy”, the competition provides an opportunity to investigate the feasibility of approaches such as reducing material content, design for disassembly, extending product lifetime, the use of more abundant or less energy-intensive materials, and novel business models such as leasing instead of sales.
A parallel programme of events called “The Great Recovery”, supported by the RSA and the Knowledge Transfer Networks, aims to encourage and inform new collaborations across the design-manufacture-recycle loop.
The next round of events will be in February.
More information is available here.