The Royce is the UK National Centre for Research and Innovation of Advanced Materials.
It operates as a hub and spoke model, with the hub at The University of Manchester, and spokes at the founding partners, initially comprising the universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London, as well as UKAEA and NNL. It brings together 900 world-leading academics from across the UK, and works closely with industry to ensure commercialisation of fundamental research. In the future, we would like to grow our partners to include as many of the UK’s leading materials scientists as possible. The £235m Institute will allow the UK to grow its world-leading research and innovation base in Advanced Materials science, an area which is fundamental to all industrial sectors and the national economy. It is also seen as a crucial element of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative which aims to boost economic growth in the North of England and balance the UK economy.
"The Henry Royce Institute will be an international flagship for the accelerated discovery and development of materials systems. We will invest in the UK's world-leading materials science research capability to stimulate commercial collaborations, generate societal benefits, and deliver positive economic impact for the UK."
Our research has the potential to have a significant impact on the world around us. The Royce will be a focal point, nationally and internationally, for people to come and learn about materials science and develop it into a major economic force.
Collaboration between world-leading researchers and companies will see real solutions, driven by research and making a fundamental difference to the UK economy.
As a national facility, the Royce is overseen by a clear and transparent governance structure. Royce will be established in two parts; the first phase is delivery of the facilities (building and equipment) and the second phase covers the operation of the Institute.
The Henry Royce Institute operates as a hub and spoke model, with the hub at The University of Manchester, and spokes at the founding partners, initially comprising of the universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London, as well as UK Atomic Energy Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory. In the future, we would like to grow our partners to include as many of the UK’s leading materials scientists as possible.
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