Process Manufacturing UK Landscape

Overview

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Background

About the Knowledge Transfer Network

Established by Innovate UK to build better links between science, creativity and business, the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has specialist teams covering all significant sectors of the economy, from health, defence and aerospace to the creative industries, the built environment to biotechnology and robotics. Our expertise in connecting sectors, disciplines and skills with the right collaborations and business approach is what helps unlock the tremendous hidden value in people and companies. In the last five years, KTN has helped thousands of businesses secure funding to drive innovation. And we support them throughout their business cycle to see that investment through to success. Further information can be found on the KTN website at http://www.ktn-uk.org.

About KTN’s Process Manufacturing Landscape Tool

KTN’s Process Manufacturing Landscape tool is designed to provide a visual and dynamic representation of UK Process Manufacturing and its supporting organisations, capabilities and services. The user-friendly interface presents a de-cluttered view of the UK and the opportunities to drive manufacturing innovation. Users inside and outside of the UK can explore the organisations belonging to different groups, categories and sub-categories. 

 

Priorities for KTN, Innovate UK and the Chemistry Growth Partnership (CGP) aim for the UK to be established as a world-leading producer of cost competitive, high quality chemicals through smart and efficient manufacturing and for process intensification to be productively delivering global competitiveness for UK manufacturing. KTN helps UK process manufacturing to adopt new Smart Manufacturing/Chemistry enabling step changes in manufacturing resources, efficiencies and process methodologies through catalysis, synthesis, flow chemistry, biotechnology and process intensification. To reflect these aims sub-groups for ‘Smart Manufacturing/Chemistry’ and ‘Process Intensification’ are available within the tool. 

 

Acknowledgement:

Some categories and sub-categories used in this tool have been based on the suggested process intensification classification of Stankiewicz A., Moulijn J. (2000) (1). 

 

(1) Stankiewicz A., Moulijn J. (2000), ‘Process Intensification: Transforming Chemical Engineering’, Chemical Engineering Progress, 96(1), pp. 22-34.

About Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency that drives the uptake of science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. By working with companies and supporting organisations they aim to de-risk and support innovation. Further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovate-uk

About the Chemistry Growth Partnership (CGP)

The Chemistry Growth Partnership (CGP) was established during 2013 to bring the UK’s Chemistry-using industries together to form a joint industry/Government partnership led by industry for industry. The CGP’s vision is to increase the Gross Value Added Contribution from the Chemistry-Using Industries to the UK Economy by 2030 from £195bn to £300bn. It’s three main over-arching themes of the CGP are Securing Competitive Energy & Feedstocks, Accelerating Innovation and Strengthening Supply Chains. Further information can be found at http://ukchemistrygrowth.com/

 

How to use

How to use the tool

To help search the data within this tool the organisations have been categorised in a number of ways. On opening the page the top-level selection of categories are shown along with the number of relevant organisations. Clicking on a colour-coded circle will either show any selectable sub-categories or will change to a map of the UK showing the numbers of relevant organisations in each region. Selecting any sub-category will also show a regional overview. Clicking a regions number will move to a list of applicable organisations for that region. The list can be modified by searching for an organisation name or by changing the group, tags or region filters. Selecting ‘MAP VIEW’ will show the locations of organisations on a detailed map of the UK. In ‘LIST’ and ‘MAP’ views clicking on an organisation will show any information and links to organisations websites. 

 

Relevant organisations in this map have also been categorised by sub-groups (Process Intensification & Smart Chemistry/Manufacturing). Selecting ‘Group’ at the top of the page and clicking on the desired group produces a list of organisations which can be filtered and shown on the detailed map as explained above. Alternatively a ‘Group’ can be selected as filter option while in any list view.

 

A “Detailed Search” is possible at any time by scrolling down towards the list view and using the search and filter options. If a search has already been conducted then click ‘reset’ to be able to search all organisations.

 

Contact

You can contact us at any time at: enquiries@ktn-uk.org, with queries about this tool, and suggestions on how this resource could be improved. We welcome your thoughts, including any omissions, corrections, ways of expanding or further filtering and curating the content in the future.