Innovates around existing and new materials including ceramics and the application of ceramics.
Reduces time, risk and costs to industry for scale-up testing on new materials and material processes.
Pulls inventions quickly from the laboratory, through pilot process and scale-up to commercialisation.
Develops detailed investment business cases.
Prepares a pipeline of the most able scientific and engineering business-ready postgraduates and apprentices – who can be acquired by industry, either with the technology they have developed, or separately, to help technology transfer and development. This will help to fill the void of a chronic shortage of commercially-able material scientists in the UK.