Impact assessment of EPSRC funding on the circular economy (PDF)
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This evaluation conducted by Technopolis combines primary and secondary data sources to investigate the societal impact of EPSRC funded research and training relevant to the circular economy.
The study uses a mixed-methods approach with evidence gathered from various strands of primary research and analysis of secondary data sources.
The study finds evidence of:
- high levels of economic and environmental impacts arising from the technologies and manufacturing processes advanced by the EPSRC funded research projects.
- high scientific value, with high numbers of publications and highly cited papers
- increased capability and skills.