11 Aug 2020
Government funding helps advanced ceramics take shape in the Midlands
Government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship ‘Strength in Places Fund’ has helped unlock plans to put the Midlands on a unique footing as a global centre for advanced technical ceramics.
The Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group (MICG) – of which Loughborough University is a member – has successfully bid for funding in the latest round of awards announced by the public body.
With a focus on positioning the Midlands as a world leader in advanced ceramics, the MICG is drawing on industry and academia to make the region a magnet for international investment.
According to the group, this will ultimately contribute towards growth of 4,200 jobs in the region by 2030.
Membership of the MICG comprises blue chip companies and SMEs including Rolls-Royce, JCB, Morgan Advanced Materials and Lucideon – as well as the Universities of Loughborough, Birmingham and Leicester.
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