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Katy Manning
Administration and Marketing Officer
01392 725821

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CALMARE is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007-2013, with match funding from industry partners.

Centre for Alternative Materials and Remanufacturing Technologies

Free support is available to manufacturing companies in the South West through the Centre for ALternative MAterials and REmanufacturing technologies (CALMARE), a business technology centre based at the University of Exeter.

The centre offers support for an initial 12 hours to help you overcome manufacturing challenges (if eligible).


CALMARE provides:

Information and advisory services

  • Legislative expertise and advice (including conference requisition and planning).
  • Material options - improved performance, lower cost raw materials and sustainable products.
  • Recycling and remanufacture - alternatives to landfill: analysis and recommendations.

Process improvements and cost reductions

  • Manufacturing efficiency.
  • Technical/cost comparisons of processes/products.
  • Life cycle analysis.
  • Identification and implementation of recycling technologies.
  • Reduction of waste sent to landfill.

Product development

  • Access to expertise and material testing facilities.
  • Development of sustainable products.
  • Development of new technologies for recycling.

Collaborative solutions for waste recycling and remanufacture

  • Innovation clubs to bring the industry together.
  • Examples may include a new collaborative business model for waste recycling/remanufacture of thermosets.
  • Supporting the growth of the South West supply chain.

Access the University’s facilities

You can access the expertise, facilities and equipment and skills available across the University by working with the centre.

In particular, CALMARE works closely with:

Eligibility for free support

If your business fulfils the following criteria, CALMARE can offer you up to 12 hours of free help or subsidised part manufacture:

1. The business is less than 25 per cent externally owned.
2. The business does not own 25 per cent or more of another business.
3. Turnover is less than €50 million OR
 4. Balance sheet totals less than €43 million.
 5. The business has less than 250 employees.
 6. The business has not received more than €200,000 in support from any government agency within the last three years.
 7. Your business is based within the South West (Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire or Gloucestershire).