Henry Royce Institute – Materials Accelerator Forum 2018 at National Graphene Institute

Join the Royce and a community of materials innovators, to build your network and find out how to access funding and support.

The Royce works to accelerate the commercialisation of advanced materials, by directly supporting startups, spin-outs, SMEs and large corporates, with advice, expertise and facilities access.

The Materials Accelerator Forum 2018 is a significant milestone in this mission. The first in a series of events, we are bringing together the SMEs leading materials innovation in the UK, with funders, advisors, and supporters.

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  • SMEs, startups and spin-outs that:
  • Gain advantage from advanced materials
  • Apply materials science in the health or biomedical sector
  • Apply materials science for transport, electrification and related energy efficiency challenges


09.30 – 10.10 Registration, Refreshments & Networking

10.15 – 10.30 Welcome – ‘The Royce as an accelerator’

10.30 – 12.00 Plenary session

12.00 – 12.50 Lunch and networking

13.15 – 15.05 Parallel sessions :

  • Sector focus: Health and Biomedical
  • Funding and knowledge transfer

15.30 – 16.00 Closing plenary session – next steps

16.00 – 17.00 Drinks reception


The £70m ground-breaking scheme brings industry and academia together in a consortium made up of major glass manufacturers and universities, including Pilkington Glass, British Glass, and the Universities of Liverpool and Leeds - with the aim of putting the UK at the forefront of global glass manufacturing. In early 2018 St Helens was announced as…

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