Our understanding of today’s resource transformation and use is constrained by an information deficit. This information deficit needs to be overcome to enable responsive business models which achieve zero-emissions. In response UK FIRES will develop the digital tools to provide better foresight in future industrial systems.
The tools of recent advances in data science will be applied in a new Resource Observatory, to provide the highest-resolution insights into the UK’s use of resources, with new metrics, scenarios and search tools used to identify opportunities for valuable innovation and efficiency gains. These tools will give our industry partners foresight in strategic decision making.