Welcome to the online presence of the EPSRC Centre for
As we all experience the changes forecast for the World over the
next few decades, this Centre has a vision for how manufacturing
will be central to the process of change.
On this site you can find out more about how the challenges are
evolving, what researchers and industry are doing to meet them and
how you can be part of the solutions.
Our working areas:
To create a strong and resilient manufacturing sector that
creates high-quality jobs, a balanced economy, and addresses social
and environmental needs while being competitive in a global,
low-carbon, resource-efficient economy.
We have identified three specific and connected waves of change;
Eco-efficiency, Eco-factories and a Sustainable Industrial Systems.
Our goal is to work with industrial partners to organise and run
the research that is needed to allow industry to smoothly ride
these waves. In doing this we will assist industrial partners to
bring sustainable methods into the day to day operation of their
businesses - gaining competitive advantage, increasing their
resilience, controlling costs and building their brands.
The Centre operates out of 4 Universities with a track record of
success in the core elements needed in sustainable manufacturing.
We have a membership programme to ensure manufacturing businesses
both help set the research agenda and actively participate in
projects. Operating together we are able to draw upon our
individual strengths to create enhanced capabilities and
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Our success can only be achieved with the close
collaboration of businesses that are facing these challenges. All
of our research programmes are expected to run with one or more
industry partners. Our executive is required to have equal numbers
of business and academic representatives to set direction and
decide which projects we fund. Our members are able to access much
of the research at an early stage and so help test findings in a
To ensure we have engaged effectively with industry we have a
membership programme, which allows the participating businesses to
become engaged in the operation of the Centre.
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