The ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) project, ARLI, has been designed to offer funded advice and technical support to SME companies within the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) area, on how to improve their environmental output.

Through a collaborative R&D approach the ARLI team of experienced academics and engineers can support businesses to develop products and processes that provide efficiency gains in the use of raw or waste materials and deliver improved environmental impact with cost effective solutions.

One of the main aims of the project is to identify waste streams or other materials that could be transformed into higher value materials for construction and other manufacturing industry applications. The team can also look at process improvements to aid efficiency and environmental impacts.

 The ARLI areas of expertise are:

  • Material substitutionARLI pic (new)
  • Reducing raw material use
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse of waste streams
  • Design for remanufacture
  • Design for disassembly
  • Sustainability in the supply chain

Resulting in:

  • Better infrastructure asset management
  • Preventative maintenance
  • New materials from waste


Improving your environmental impact and carbon output with reduced cost effective solutions.

Where is the programme available?

To eligible SMEs in Birmingham,  Bromsgrove, Cannock Chase,  East Staffordshire, Lichfield,  Redditch, Solihull, Tamworth  and Wyre Forest.

Am I eligible for support?

If you are an SME in the GBSLEP area with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than 50 million euros then you could be eligible for support.

How to get in contact

For further details about ARLI and how the project can support you please contact the ARLI business engagement team: