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Our Partners – Academic Institutions

Our UKRI  Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Technology Metals – Met4Tech –  brings together researchers from the Universities of Exeter, Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester and the British Geological Survey to maximise opportunities around the provision of technology metals from primary and secondary sources, and to promote materials stewardship and responsible innovation, creating a National Technology Metals Circular Economy Roadmap to accelerate us towards a circular economy.

Our Partners – Industry

Collaboration and contributions from our many industry and international partners are essential for this new Centre. We can shape the research to match partner interests and welcome enquiries and discussions.

The scheme does not give direct funding to industry or overseas partners, however SME companies (UK-based) will be able to bid to UKRI for separate funds to take part in the Centre activities. Participation could involve funding a PhD studentship or other research project, providing logistic support, study sites and data on stocks/flows, information about wastes and recycling, results from complementary research projects, hosting study visits and/or secondments, facilitation of events (venue), hosting/organising conferences, attending meetings and workshops, and promoting our work.

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