Realise the Circular Economy potential of your manufacturing business

Zero Waste Scotland has recently announced grant funding of up to £1million for small and medium sized Scottish businesses (SMEs) to enable the commercialisation of innovative, disruptive and circular approaches to manufacturing.

Join them at one of our interactive July workshops to learn more about this exciting funding opportunity and:

  • Discover what the circular economy means for manufacturing.
  • Find out more about the Circular Economy Investment Fund in the context of manufacturing and how your business could benefit from funding.
  • Network with businesses and academia sharing ideas for potential collaborative projects that could be formed.
  • Learn about other support your business could be entitled to.
  • Ask questions regarding the application process for the fund.

What could the circular economy mean for your business?

Implementing the circular economy in Scotland’s manufacturing sector means rethinking the manufacturing value chain – from design, through to material analysis, to manufacture, then disassembly and remanufacture. This regenerative design approach means that businesses can keep resources in high-value use and continually transform materials into useful and cost-effective products. Advances in technology and software in the digital age are enabling rapid adoption of such new approaches, revolutionising industrial processes, and in turn unlocking the potential of the circular economy.

The investment fund from Zero Waste Scotland and other business support, can help your business make the next step.

Guest speaker Sandy Rodger will set out how manufacturing businesses can make practical sense of the circular economy. Sandy is an engineer and business leader who held senior roles with Unilever and Diageo and led project MainStream – a cross-industry initiative to accelerate business driven innovation in the circular economy at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Book your place today – dates, location and times as follows, full venue details are shown at booking stage:

  • Monday 24 July, Edinburgh 1400-1700
  • Tuesday 25 July, Ayr 1400-1700
  • Wednesday 26 July, Bellshill 1000-1200
  • Thursday 27 July, Inverness 1200-1400
  • Friday 28 July, Dundee 1000-1200

Funding is made available through Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund.