A Materials Chemistry Special Interest Group (SIG) has been funded by the Technology Strategy Board,
with the aim of enhancing UK capability to develop and commercialise novel materials to meet future
industry needs. This recognises the importance of innovation in functional materials for UK
manufacturing industry. The Materials Chemistry SIG will be led by The Knowledge Centre for Materials
Chemistry (KCMC), working with the Chemistry Innovation and Materials KTN’s and in conjunction with
companies driving innovation through the application of materials chemistry in their products and
processes. It will build on the track record of KCMC in delivering value from materials chemistry
Key objectives for the SIG will be to:
- Identify and develop priority areas for materials chemistry collaborative research which support UK manufacturing industry growth strategies.
- Work also with other Knowledge Transfer Networks to maximise breadth of connection with industry needs
- Accelerate development and expansion of KCMC.
- Underpin continued engagement and collaboration with knowledge intensive SME’s.
KCMC is a virtual centre hosted by Chemistry Innovation and provides highly flexible access to multi-disciplinary
Academic research by its research institution partners. Founder partners are The University of Manchester, University
of Liverpool, University of Bolton and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at Daresbury.
For further information please contact John Conti-Ramsden at KCMC