Event News Solving Innovation Challenges in the Infrastructure Sector through Chemistry

21 January 2019

Workshop to develop chemicals supply chain opportunities in construction/infrastructure sector - 13 Feb (London) This workshop is building on some initial interaction with the infrastructure sector in 2018 which suggested lots of untapped potential for collaborative innovation. Some of the early innovation challenges/ opportunities identified include: Bi-metallic corrosion; identifying material fatigue; green concrete; Spray coating of concrete; identifying material fatigue; stabilisation of soil; reducing Nox emissions inside tunnels; and circular economy including valorisation of plastic waste. This is a unique, valuable opportunity to better understand the innovation challenges of your customers-customers in the infrastructure & construction sector. KTN have 50 tickets for this event with half of these tickets being allocated to the chemical sector. So places are limited.

The UK Government will invest £170 million over four years through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Construction programme to support cross-sector innovation that will help the construction and infrastructure sector improve productivity and optimise the whole life-cycle value of buildings and structures.

The Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and i3P supported by the Chemistry Council are hosting a unique joint event which will bring the UK chemical sector & UK infrastructure supply chain together with clients representing the UK’s largest live infrastructure projects (including HS2, Tideway, Crossrail, etc) to explore opportunities for collaborative innovation.

Chemical companies will hear from clients in the infrastructure sector about the critical innovation challenges faced within these large-scale projects and then have an opportunity to work together with the supply chain to scope out potential collaborative projects that – through chemistry and chemical products innovation – could address those innovation challenges.

This will be a unique opportunity for the chemical sector to build relationships and knowledge with the different parts of the infrastructure supply chain. For attendees from the infrastructure sector, this will be a valuable opportunity to understand more about the global experiences and capability of the UK chemical sector.

Note to chemical sector suppliers – List of chemicals & polymers relevant to the infrastructure sector:
Follow the link below to see some of the key common chemicals & materials that are required by the infrastructure sector to help you identify if this event is relevant for you, but the following is identified and directly relevant:

Adhesives & Sealants – A wide range of adhesives and sealants / caulks / gaskets including bituminous, elastomeric, silicone, acrylic, epoxy and polyurethanes (PU) for a variety of substrates including metal wood, masonry / concrete

More details, including how to register can be found here.

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