Alternative Raw Materials with Low Impact (ARLI)
ARLI brings together a team of academics and engineers to work collaboratively with businesses in developing cost-effective products, packaging and processes, which provide efficiency gains in the use of raw and waste materials. The project aims to identify waste streams or alternative innovative materials that could be transformed into higher value goods for a wide range of construction and manufacturing applications, contributing to the circular economy and ‘net zero’.
What are the benefits?
- A sustainable edge on competitors - 90% of businesses said ARLI had a positive impact on their company
- High quality research specifically around your goal by an award-winning research institute - over 1/2 of businesses have developed new commercial products
- Research is funded - so there is no cost to you or your business - 60% substituted raw materials for more sustainable materials and reduced waste
- Your business could be a step closer to the nations goal to be carbon neutral by 2050 - 55% of businesses forcast and increase in turnover in the next 2 years
Am I eligible for support?
If you are an SME with less than 250 employees, less than €50m turnover and are based in any of the following LEP areas (Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, Black Country LEP, Coventry & Warwickshire LEP areas, The Marches LEP), you
could be eligible for support.
The ARLI project offers funded support to eligible SMEs to develop innovative products, find alternatives to traditional materials working towards a low carbon economy at University of Birmingham