Department of Materials


22 Jul 2021

Loughborough University is part of £18.27 million UKRI investment that puts Midlands firmly on the map for advanced ceramics

In big news for the Department of Materials, The Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group (MICG) - of which Loughborough University is a founding member - has secured £18.27 million in government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund (SIPF), to put the area firmly on the map as a global centre for advanced ceramics.

Formed by some of the area’s largest businesses and universities, the MICG was launched in 2020 to deliver a world-leading approach to advanced ceramics.

The funds will be used to create a world-leading industrial and academic research and development programme over the next four years, creating a cluster of new businesses in the Midlands and strengthening the supply chain in the region.