Glass Futures


Glass Futures is a not-for-profit company, created as a core entity to develop two UK-based Catapult-like” Centres of Excellence in glass comprising R&D, innovation, technology incubation and implementation, training and up-skilling. It brings together the global glass industry and academia.
Led by some of the World’s largest glass manufacturers, supply chain partners and leading UK University research groups, our aim is to create two centres of excellence:
• Unique open access multi-fuelled ‘Hot’ glass pilot facility in St Helens, Merseyside
• High Tech ‘Cold’ glass research centre at the University of Leeds.
These two centres will be supported by a series of smaller research hubs across UK academic and industry research groups.

The very essence of Glass Futures is to drive changes in technology and culture to facilitate growth and innovation and create a sustainable future for the glass industry.

Richard Katz FRSA
Director and Member of the Advisory Board