UK starts advanced materials research & innovation centre: A new £105 million advanced materials research & innovation hub located at the University of Manchester has now opened.

The Henry Royce Institute Hub building presents the newest equipment & facilities for sustainable materials, metals processing, digital fabrication as well as biomedical materials study.

It has been created to activate industry engagement and boost the progress and commercialisation of advanced materials.

Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser, Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), revealed a plaque to symbolise the building’s official opening, which will be location for 400 researchers, PhD students as well as staff.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng, stated: “The UK has a globally competitive advantage in advanced materials & manufacturing & our new Innovation Strategy sets out our ambition to capitalise on our unique capabilities to fire up our economy.

“Backed by government, this new multi-million-pound centre at the Henry Royce Institute will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the UK’s most innovative researchers to drive forward advanced materials research & commercialise new technologies & products that could help transform whole industries, from life sciences to renewable energy.”

UK starts advanced materials research & innovation centre

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