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.

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Project Funding Value Duration Objectives
Link to Multicycle project
€9.7m 2018-21 Demonstrating the shift to a circular economic model for multilayer packaging / flexible films, and automotive fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites.

Previous Projects

Project Funding Value Duration Objectives
Link to SPRING project



Increasing industrial uptake of project findings by addressing the needs and barriers of those who make the decisions to adopt process innovations in industry.

Link to ADDoPT project




Advanced digital design techniques for streamlining design, development and manufacturing processes for drug products.

Link to REMEDIES projectUK, AMSCI £22m 2014-18 To develop innovative supply chains for pharmaceutical product manufacturing that reduce both cost and time to market.
Link to STYLE project €500k 2015-16 Identification and delivery of a practical 'toolkit' that can be used by future EU projects and industry to asses the value (in sustainability terms) of new technologies and process modifications that seek to make resource and energy efficiency improvements.
Digital Design of Drug Products (D3P) £1m 2014-16 Development of a methodology for solid formulated products and manufacturing processes.
Link to SYNFLOW ProjectEU flagFramework 7 €11m 2011-14 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 £75K 2013-14 Development of a methodology for the formulation of complex multi-phase products.
Biotransformation feasibility assessment methodology £33K 2013 Development and implementation of a methodology to aid early decision making when assessing options for implementation of biocatalytic steps in synthetic processes.
Link to F3 Factory ProjectEU flagFramework 7 €30m 2009-13 Definition and validation of a new paradigm in modular, sustainable production technology through the development of faster, more flexible and efficient production technology.
PILLS Project InformationEU flagFramework 7 €5.5m 2009-11 Research into new process intensification methodologies applied to liquid-liquid systems in structured equipment.
IMPULSE project informationEU flagFramework 6 €17m 2005-09 An industry-led collaborative research project focused on radical innovation in new chemical production technologies.