Collaborative Projects

Britest’s collaborative ethos and approach to driving innovative thinking in process design amongst members, is uniquely supplemented by our involvement in national and international collaborations.

Engagement in these leading edge collaborative research projects provides an important platform for Britest members to both contribute to - and benefit from– step change research that can deliver innovation quicker and more effectively than could otherwise be achieved individually. 

Current Collaborative Programmes

Britest is a member of ASPIRE (Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency) – a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) established to develop the enabling technologies and solutions required to reach long term sustainability for Europe in terms of global competitiveness, ecology and employment. Through SPIRE, Britest is actively involved in the EU Horizon 2020 framework programme and the development / participation in collaborative projects that seek to address the innovation challenges outlined in the SPIRE roadmap.

Britest is also involved in a number of existing EU Framework 7 and UK Technology Strategy Board funded collaborative projects:





Project Objectives

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Framework 7



Development of new methodology and novel catalytic systems for chemical production that are more cost effective and have a lower environmental impact.

Property Propagation through Process to Product

UK Technology Strategy Board



Development of a methodology for the formulation of complex multi-phase products.

Digital Design of Drug Products

UK Technology Strategy Board



Development of a methodology for solid formulated products and manufacturing processes.


Recently Completed Projects:





Project Objectives

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An industry-led collaborative research project focused on radical innovation in new chemical production technologies.

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Research into new process intensification methodologies applied to liquid-liquid systems in structured equipment.

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Definition and validation of a new paradigm in modular, sustainable production technology through the development of faster, more flexible and efficient production technology.

Biotransformation feasibility assessment methodology

UK Technology Strategy Board



Development and implementation of a methodology to aid early decision making when assessing options for implementation of biocatalytic steps in synthetic processes.