As the Innovation Readiness in Foundation Industries report is launched, Bruce Adderley comments on what we need to do to encourage businesses and the sector to embrace innovation in the UK.
Bruce bio: Bruce is the challenge director of the Transforming Foundation Industries challenge at UKRI. He has over 20 years’ experience of executing R&D and business development programmes within the Steel Industry.
As Head of Climate Change at Tata Steel Europe he worked alongside colleagues in other Foundation Industry sectors on decarbonisation roadmaps and the interventions required for their delivery. Integrally involved in the European steel industry-wide Ultra-Low CO2 Steelmaking programme (ULCOS) Bruce also took responsibility for emissions monitoring, reporting and trading, as well as improvements in manufacturing energy efficiency.
Since leaving Tata Steel Bruce has worked for the University of Sheffield, instigating their Translational Energy Research Centre and managing the UK Carbon Capture and Research Centre (UKCCSRC).
Bruce holds an MBA from Warwick University and a doctorate in Physics from Newcastle University, where he also completed a period of postdoctoral research before joining the steel industry.
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