The University of Birmingham is offering its expertise and knowledge to assist businesses in the region
The university is delivering a collaborative R&D approach with the SMEs in the region. This collaboration will enhance resource efficiency and develop innovative solutions to enable the reuse of materials that current go to landfill. The ARLI team of experienced academics and engineers will support businesses to develop products and processes that provide efficiency gains in the use of raw or waste materials and deliver improved environmental impact with cost effective solutions.
The project is funded through the European Union’s ESIF framework and is led by University of Birmingham. The focus of the project will be working with SMEs and identifying innovative opportunities to deliver, Better infrastructure asset management, Preventative maintenance and New materials from waste.

One of the main aims of the project is to identify waste streams or other materials that could be transformed into higher value materials for construction and other manufacturing industry applications. The team can also look at process improvements to aid efficiency and environmental impacts.

Resources needed

The contract value is approx. 2.3 million euros

Evidence of success

The funders Department Government and Local Communities have award a contract for the delivery of the ARLI project and copies of this contract is held by the University of Birmingham.

Difficulties encountered

The large number of stakeholders involved in the decision making process to award funding for the ARLI project, made communication a challenge.

Potential for learning or transfer

The initial concept of the ARLI project came from discussions with the Hungarian partner IKFA, as they had worked in the construction arena for many year and highlighted the issues relating to construction waste in their region.

The TRIS UK partners helped devise and written the bid documentation for ESIF funding for the ARLI project delivered by the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is offering its expertise and knowledge to assist businesses in the region. The university is delivering a collaborative R&D approach with these businesses. The ARLI team of experienced academics and engineers will support businesses to develop products and processes that provide efficiency gains in the use of raw or waste materials and deliver improved environmental impact with cost effective solutions.
One of the main aims of the project is to identify waste streams or other m
Project
Main institution
University of Birmingham
Location
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
Ongoing

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