IOM3 is involved in and supports a number of active research projects and programmes

Our current partnerships

Our current research partnerships are listed below. Clicking on the image or title will take you directly to the organisation responsible for delivering the programme.

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Circular Economy Network+ in Transportation Systems (CENTS)

CENTS is an EPSRC-funded Research Network for the Sustainable Transport Community, with a focus on applying circular economy principles to optimise resource efficiency.

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Transforming Foundation Industries Network Plus (TFIN+)

In recognition of the global and national importance of these industries, the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council has awarded £2M of funds to form the TFI Network+ with aim to assist the foundation industries to remain competitive whilst simultaneously facing challenges from environmental legislation and the drive towards net-zero carbon 2050.

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Plastic Packaging in People’s Lives (PPiPL)

The Plastic Packaging in Peoples’ Lives project (PPiPL) focuses on how plastic food packaging is embedded in consumers’ day-to-day lives. It aims to gather behavioural insights to enable policymakers and industry to bridge the gap between consumer attitudes to plastic packaging reduction and their behaviour.

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Training and Research Group for Energy Transition Mineral Resources (TARGET)

A UKRI-NERC sponsored Centre for Doctoral Training TARGET will support the training and development of researchers engaged in the challenge of meeting the changing patterns of resource demand.

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Transforming Foundation Industries Research and Innovation hub (TransFIRe)

Cranfield University is leading a research consortium examining how the foundation industries can grow and develop while helping achieve the net zero 2050 environmental targets.

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Greenhouse Gases Removal Demonstrator (GGR-D) projects

Research teams across the UK will investigate the viability of five innovative methods of large-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) removal from the atmosphere.The aim is to help the UK reach its legislated net-zero climate target by 2050. The methods all have the potential to remove GHGs from the atmosphere – but their effectiveness, cost, and limitations need to be better understood and proven at scale.

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Plastics Historical Society

The Plastics Historical Society was formed in 1986 and aims to encourage the study of all historical aspects of plastics and other polymers, including synthetic fibres, rubber and elastomers. It is an independent society, affiliated to the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and is based in London.

International and national societies

IOM3 is a member of the following international and national societies and organisations:

IOM3 is also a member of the following: 

Our licensing bodies include: