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MaDE at Materials Research Exchange 2020

Report by Ann Marie Newton “…we are living in a material world, and I am a material girl”, Brown, P & Rans, R. 1984. There are a few meanings for the word ‘material’. The above quote is from the song ‘material girl’ performed by Madonna. Although the song refers to concern with financial worth, the … Continued


Innovate UK Covid19 £20m competition 3-17 April 2020

Innovate UK has launched a fast-track competition where UK businesses can apply for a share of £20m to develop new ways to tackle global disruption such as that caused by Covid-19. Innovate UK is looking for business projects to develop innovative ideas to address the needs of society or industry resulting from the coronavirus outbreak. The … Continued


MaDE at New Designers 19

On Thursday 4th July MaDE, in partnership with the UK Circular Plastics Network and Knowledge Transfer Network ran an event titled ‘Designing a Circular Economy: Innovative Responses for Re-Use’. The event formed part of New Designers 2019, a multi-day event targeted at new, innovative designers and one where they can showcase their university/graduate work. ‘Designing a … Continued


PVC Redesigned Report

Following the February 2019 PVC Whitewater workshop and ‘PVC Redesigned’ competition, MaDE collaborator the British Plastics Federation (BPF) has published a Report showcasing these innovative circular economy solutions. Sustainability is an important aspect to the BPF and its VinylPlus UK group. Having seen the vinyl sector grow its environmental credentials tremendously over the last couple … Continued


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