Learn about IDRIC’s research and innovation agenda and our ultimate objective: delivering economic growth and societal benefits in a decarbonised future.

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IDRIC’s Strategic Objectives   →


Accelerate challenge-led research through transformative innovation.


Develop leadership by nurturing talent, building capacity and mapping skills.


Co-create and share knowledge by stimulating cross-learning, active networks and outreach.


Support policy and mission advocacy by providing evidence to policy makers and the public.

IDRIC’s impact areas are organised operationally, along the following lines:

IDRIC’s Research Agenda   →

A key objective of IDRIC is to become a ‘one stop shop’ for industrial decarbonisation research and innovation.

IDRIC’s research and innovation agenda is informed by the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge’s objectives and aims to deliver:

  • multidisciplinary research in cross-cutting areas of technology, policy, economics and regulation;
  • industrial input and stakeholder engagement to shape research challenges and accelerate impact;
  • agility and flexibility to respond to research challenges faced by the industrial clusters; and
  • knowledge exchange activities integrated across the programme to maximise its impact.

Decarbonising the UK’s largest industrial clusters is a key step towards reaching the UK’s net zero target.

Reaching the UK’s target of net zero emissions by 2050 needs a significant reduction of CO₂ emissions across the economy and society undertaken at pace.

This requires technological innovations and infrastructure to be deployed at scale. It is only with a whole systems approach that effective collaborations across stakeholders can take place, thus unlocking the wider social and economic benefits of decarbonisation.

By integrating this expertise with industry needs, and facilitating transfer of knowledge between clusters, IDRIC works to realise meaningful emissions reduction faster, at lower cost and risk.

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Our Partners →

IDRIC works with strong and experienced teams of specialists across industry, business and academia, committed to creating a greener industrial future.

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