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

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

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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

News

13 November 2023

iCAST launches its Creative Hub in Swindon

iCAST launches its Creative Hub in Swindon iCAST The Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST) is excited to announce the formal inauguration of its Creative Hub in Unit 7 of the iconic Brunel’s Carriage Works in Swindon on Thursday, 8th February 2024, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.   In addition to hearing about iCAST’s […]

13/11/23

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13 November 2023

iCAST invests over £1.3M in material characterisation equipment to meet industry needs in sustainable innovation

iCAST invests over £1.3M in material characterisation equipment to meet industry needs in sustainable innovation iCAST equipment materials The new equipment has expanded the capabilities of the labs in Bath and Oxford and led to 37 projects with industry. Since its launch in 2021, the iCAST labs at the Universities of Bath and Oxford have […]

13/11/23

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