21 Apr The Cast Metals Federation, CMF, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with the Technology Supply Chain.
The Technology Supply Chain’s aim is to help manufacturing, engineering and technology companies to grow, innovate and prosper by using the grants, fully funded projects and support available from local Universities, LEPs, catapults, other organisations and companies. The TSC is a Community Interest Company, funded by universities, patrons and grants.
Welcoming the new partnership, Pam Murrell FICME, CEO of the CMF, said, “As a Federation, we are keen to ensure that our sector is recognised as a strategically significant foundation industry and is able to actively support the transition to net zero by engaging with innovative projects and research bodies. Navigating the landscape around grants and funding for innovation is very challenging and many of our members have not traditionally engaged actively and directly with research bodies.
“Given that our foundries will be required to supply many of the components for the newer technologies, we are also keen to continue to play our key role in the circular economy for metals. At the same time, it important that the industry remains competitive; we are a significant user of energy but simply exporting our carbon footprint through overseas sourcing of metal parts is also not responsible. So there is much to do.”
Richard Fallon, CEO of the Technology Supply Chain agreed, saying “Helping companies to innovate, become more efficient and profitable and grow, by connecting them with grants, funded projects and support is what we do. We look forward to working with CMF’s members through our new partnership.”