The government has just launched a call for evidence related to advanced materials, as part of the development of its strategy for innovation.

Subject areas such as commercialisation, regulation, skills, research and innovation, promoting exports and dual-use technologies are all included, and the term “advanced materials” is purposefully not defined, but left open.  Questions address the strengths and gaps, challenges and opportunities for UK advanced materials; and lessons that could be learned from other countries.  It is a short consultation, closing on March 18th.

We would welcome feedback from members on this issue, which would as always be confidential.

The call for evidence does not include lithium, cobalt and rare earth elements, for which the government will publish a separate strategy and consultation.

Links: Business Secretary opens latest meeting of the Critical Minerals Expert Committee – GOV.UK (

UK Advanced Materials: call for evidence – GOV.UK (

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