UK-China low carbon manufacturing workshop

EPSRC as part of the RCUK Energy Programme is inviting expressions of interest to attend a two-day Workshop in March 2018 to engage in discussion and initiate new collaborative working partnerships with selected Chinese participants in the area of low-carbon manufacturing.  The Workshop will be held in Wuhan, China.  A UK-China call for research proposals, to be funded by EPSRC in partnership with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), will follow the Workshop, although attendance at the Workshop is not a requirement to apply to the call.

In participating in this event, you will be able to discuss the research challenges which would benefit from collaboration between UK and Chinese experts in this field. The discussion will focus on the research required to achieve a step-change reduction in energy demand in energy-intensive industries, and is likely to include the following areas:

  • Novel low-energy manufacturing processes
  • Refinement of manufacturing process technologies to reduce energy demand, including system design, control, enhanced sensing, data capture and utilisation
  • Improved on-site energy management, including energy harvesting, recovery and storage.

You will also have the opportunity to initiate new working relationships with UK and Chinese collaborators.

The closing date for Expressions of Interest to attend the workshop is 16.00 on 30 November 2017.

The workshop will begin on the morning of 14 March 2018 and continue until the evening of 15 March 2018. Accommodation and food will be provided for the duration of the workshop and the preceding evening if required, for all UK delegates. Delegates will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses.

If you submit an Expression of Interest and are selected, you are committed to attending the workshop.

Submitting an Application

The expression of interest form can be found at the bottom of this page. Applicants should submit by the call deadline of 16:00 on Thursday 30 November 2017.Please note: You will not receive a receipt of submission of the expression of interest.


Activity Date*
Deadline for Expressions of Interest 16:00 on 30 November 2017
Confirmation to attendees December 2017
Workshop 14-15 March 2018
EPSRC-NSFC call issued May 2018
Intent to Submit deadline May 2018
Call deadline June 2018
Panel meeting October 2018
Grant Start Date 01 January 2019