A one-stop shop for net zero and the circular economy

Overview

The Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST) is a unique collaboration set to deliver agile innovation in green, sustainable technologies. Bringing together experts across all the innovation stages, it focusses on bringing together industry and academia to translate discoveries into commercial application.

Working together

Whether you are looking to inform your R&D strategy in the medium to long term or trying to address more immediate challenges for your company, we bring opportunities to engage with our world-class research and facilities.

Our Research

CIRCULAR PLASTICS

Biodegradability, chemical and mechanical recycling and non-fossil feedstocks for the production of plastics.

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SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

Green and sustainable chemistry, digitalisation, process intensification, distributed manufacturing and biotechnology.

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BIOBASED FEEDSTOCKS

Renewable and biobased feedstocks for commodity and high-value chemicals.

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SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING MATERIALS

Composites and the built environment.

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latest news

Events

17 July 2024

Industry and Investor Networking Event – Investment Opportunities in Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Join us for a unique opportunity to meet investors and high-growth SMEs, supported by SETsquared

17/07/24

17:00 to 19:00

News

23 May 2024

iCAST Directors to lead new Sustainable Chemicals and Materials Manufacturing Research Hub

The University of Oxford is leading a major UK Government investment in research to improve the sustainability of chemical and polymer production. The Sustainable Chemicals and Materials Manufacturing Hub (SCHEMA), of which the University of Bath is a key partner, will bring together researchers from across the UK working with a large consortium of commercial, […]

23/05/24

News

9 February 2024

iCAST Creative Hub launches at Swindon’s Carriage Works

The Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST) Creative Hub was officially launched at its new base at the historic Carriage Works in Swindon yesterday. At the core of iCAST, the Creative Hub aims to provide a Business–Academic gateway for collaboration, particularly for high-growth SMEs, who are seeking to gain access to iCAST’s academic expertise, […]

09/02/24

News

13 November 2023

Unilever and iCAST Researchers at the University of Oxford publish new policy guidance to improve sustainability of household products

Unilever and iCAST Researchers at the University of Oxford publish new policy guidance to improve sustainability of household products iCAST Research to evaluate the policy interventions which will help provide renewable carbon for formulations used in everyday household products has been carried out by researchers at the University of Oxford working with Unilever Home Care. […]

13/11/23

membership

Tap into the expertise, facilities and networks of a partnership created to help you bring innovation in sustainable technologies to market.

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