Sir Henry Royce Institute - Manchester and NNL Equipment

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Engineering and Physical Sciences

Abstract

As a national institute, The Sir Henry Royce Institute (SHRI) for Advanced Materials, will provide the missing 'link' in the UK innovation chain allowing the iterative design of advanced materials for various applications, at speed and reasonable cost, providing a critical component to delivering on the government's economic strategy. The Institute will reduce the time-scales to translate discoveries to applications, provide strategic leadership together with training and career development in areas of particular need.

The aim is to establish the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials as an 'An international flagship for the accelerated discovery and development of new materials systems for the economic and societal benefit of the UK.'.
The SHRI will cover the invention and manufacture of Soft Materials; Functional Materials; Structural Engineering Materials and Energy Materials along with the necessary facilities to test and characterise them within a framework that emphasises the sustainable use of materials.

Initially there will be 9 core material areas led by founding partners:

Chemical materials discovery
Biomedical materials and devices
Materials for energy efficient ICT
Atoms to devices
2D Materials systems
Advanced Metals Processing
Materials systems for demanding environments
Energy Storage
Nuclear materials

Planned Impact

The Pathways to Impact for this funding will be realised through the collective benefits management activity for the Sir Henry Royce Institute.

Publications

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Al-Shakban M (2018) Chemical vapor deposition of tin sulfide from diorganotin(IV) dixanthates in Journal of Materials Science

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Albert D. Smith (2020) https://pure.manchester.ac.uk/admin/files/160432349/Novel_Methods_for_Recording_Stress_Strain_Curves_in_Proton_Irradiated_Material_AAM_.pdf in Novel Methods for Recording Stress-Strain Curves in Proton Irradiated Material

 
Description The Henry Royce Institute was established to develop and capitalise on the UK's world-leading excellence in advanced materials research. Through investment in infrastructure at key locations across the UK, the Royce now provides access to a wide range of state-of-the art facilities through a single front door. This joined-up system enables the greatest accessibility for our users who span academia, research technology organisations and industry. We have implemented efficient access models that ensure a range of activities can be effectively supported - from simple contract work on a single piece of kit through to complex projects conducted on facilities located across a number of sites.
Our multidisciplinary capabilities draw on the world-leading expertise from across the Royce Partners and includes both new equipment funded through the original investment, and existing equipment that was incorporated into Royce by Partners and has been enhanced or extended through the Royce funding. Together this equipment when fully commissioned and operational will represent >£200m of state-of-the-art, open-access research facilities, of which >200 major pieces of kit or suites have already been established as user facilities.

The Royce maintains an online catalogue of our facilities portfolio which is simple for users to explore through searching or filtering by equipment or technique type, research area or category of application and location. All facilities have been TRAC-listed with, (i) FEC charge-out rates available to HEIs users for inclusion on research grants as direct costs, and (ii) commercial rates for industrial users.

Over the past 18 months, the facilities have already delivered 34,350 hours of external usage for >130 unique industry users and >60 unique users from HEIs or related organisations. In addition, over 140,000 hours of usage have been provided to internal PhD students. These figures have been achieved in advance of the completion of four of the major build projects and with £31m of new equipment yet to be commissioned.

At Manchester specifically, the Royce investment has created facilities that enable a diverse range of research from biomedical materials to materials systems for demanding environments. For example, the investment has provided funding for: Joining & Cladding Facility; Additive Manufacturing & Printing Facility; Biomedical Imaging Suite; Biomechanical Analysis & Testing Facility; Automated Rapid Discovery Robotics Platform; Physical Properties & Chromatography Suite; High Performance Testing Facility; Coatings Cluster; Gamma Irradiator; Ion Accelerator System.

The P-NAME tool was commissioned in December 2019 and is now undergoing capability development trials. A number of advanced materials research areas have been identified as suitable for application using the tool and form the basis of a proposed national activity embedded within the Henry Royce Institute's Atoms to Device (A2D) Theme called 'Nanoscale Advanced Materials Engineering (NAME)'. At £10M FEC Programme Grant has been submitted with ~£2.22M of partner support to deliver NAME.
Exploitation Route It is too early in the project to define how outcomes from the project can be taken forward, but industrial engagement and collaboration is absolutely key to this next step.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

URL http://www.royce.ac.uk
 
Description The Henry Royce Institute's mission is to support and grow world-recognised research, accelerating commercial exploitation and delivering positive economic and societal impact for the UK. This is achieved through: 1) Enabling national materials research fore-sighting, collaboration and strategy; 2) Providing access to the latest facilities and capability; 3) Catalysing industrial collaboration and exploitation of materials research; 4) Fostering materials science skills development, innovation training and outreach. Examples of non-academic impacts to date in these areas include: • Supporting SMEs through providing them with access to Royce expertise and/or facilities at a reduced rate or free of charge. The SME Accelerator Token Scheme supports SMEs in reducing the cost barrier of exploratory projects and in helping to grow confidence for future collaborations. Tokens are redeemed at any Royce Partner for equipment access, technical support and relevant consultancy services in solving a defined challenge statement. • Developing skills of materials researchers and transferring these to industry, as well as upskilling industry workers through events and training related to the Royce facilities and expertise. • Exhibiting at national outreach events to share knowledge and to engage children, young adults and the wider public in general with Materials Science. Engaging with schools across the UK through summer schools and providing online materials and fact sheets for Materials Science related activities.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Chemicals,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership Nuclear Sector Panel
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description DEFRA Scientific Advisory Committee for Government Decontamination Service
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Supporting UK preparedness for CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) events
 
Description Member, Nuclear Innovation & Research Advisory Board
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap Workshop with EPSRC Strategic Advisors
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Advanced Biomedical Materials CDT
Amount £9,610,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 09/2027
 
Description Advanced Functional Materials Triage Suite
Amount £602,602 (GBP)
Organisation Henry Royce Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 04/2020
 
Description Advanced Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Medical Devices in contact with the human body
Amount € 2,980,000 (EUR)
Organisation Op East, ERDF 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start  
 
Description Advanced Materials in Medicine at Manchester (AMiM@M) Institute 2019
Amount £200,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Bioelectronics (sub-theme within AMiM@M)
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 07/2019
 
Description Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Laboratory (BIOTEL)
Amount £500,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Wolfson Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Compositional and Structural Evolution of Plutonium Dioxide: Underpinning Future Decisions
Amount £930,945 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T013842/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 05/2024
 
Description D(UV) lithography
Amount £180,000 (GBP)
Organisation Henry Royce Institute 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 04/2020
 
Description EPSRC: Multiscale and In Situ Laboratory X-ray Computed Tomography National Research Facility
Amount £10,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 07/2025
 
Description EPSRC: Tomographic Imaging: UK Collaborative Computational Projects
Amount £296,693 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T026677/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 03/2025
 
Description Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub
Amount £10,284,509 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S01778X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2026
 
Description Graphene Flagship
Amount € 1,004,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start  
 
Description NIRAB
Amount £6,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 06/2019
 
Description New Developments in Quantitative 3D Chemical Imaging
Amount £844,822 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S019863/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 06/2022
 
Description Platform for Nanoscale Advanced Materials Engineering (P-NAME)
Amount £702,172 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R025576/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description Quantum measurement of donors in near-surface ion implanted devices
Amount $300,197 (AUD)
Organisation University of Melbourne 
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia
Start 04/2020 
End 04/2024
 
Description RE3 - Rethinking Resources and Recycling
Amount £801,551 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S025200/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 06/2020
 
Description Sir Henry Royce Institute - recurrent grant
Amount £23,057,010 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R00661X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2021
 
Description TRibology as an ENabling Technology (TRENT)
Amount £1,538,131 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S030476/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description The Royce: Capitalising on the investment
Amount £1,006,681 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S019367/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 10/2021
 
Description Understanding N-doped graphene electrocatalysts through in-situ characterisation
Amount £273,320 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S004335/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 10/2020
 
Description What lies beneath? Probing buried interfaces in working batteries
Amount £624,999 (GBP)
Funding ID FIRG011 
Organisation The Faraday Institution 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 05/2023
 
Description Alpla 
Organisation Alpla
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Alpla have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Anglian Water 
Organisation Anglian Water Services
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Members of the Plastic Hygiene project completed stage 1 of a consultancy with Anglian Water and contributed to the change points workshop hosted by Anglian
Collaborator Contribution The partners organised a multi-stakeholder Change Points workshop and provided expertise and funding.
Impact On-going partnership. Completed stage 1 of a consultancy with Anglian Water entitled Unflushables including a deliverable of a report exploring the disposal of single use plastic or woven items such as wet wipes down the toilet, contributing to sewer blockages. Other outputs include a rapid evidence review, delivery of a Change Points workshop, submission of a literature review to WIRES Water, and a range of sectoral impacts.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Argent Energy 
Organisation Argent Energy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Argent Energy invited to attend meetings and workshops for work package 1 and Circular Fashion project
Collaborator Contribution Attending meetings, workshops and discussions around off-taking re-processed chemicals
Impact Partnership with Argent Energy as a potential off-taker for any re-processed chemicals
Start Year 2019
 
Description Axion Polymers 
Organisation Axion
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop. Attended kick-off meeting for the Sustainable Hospital project
Impact Axion Polymers have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description B&M Longworth 
Organisation B&M Longworth
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Analysis of data supplied by B&M Longworth
Collaborator Contribution Provided fabrics to the Textiles project for chromatographic and spectroscopic testing. KTP associate employed by company to work between University of Manchester and B&M Longworth.
Impact KTP with B&M Longworth on recycling materials in waste carpets
Start Year 2019
 
Description BASF 
Organisation BASF
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact BASF
Start Year 2019
 
Description BBSRC Industrial CASE studentship: Glaxo Smith Klein 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Department GlaxoSmithKline Medicines Research Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution GSK are interested in developing in vitro models of organs for a drug discovery purposes. We have developed a novel concept and GSK are interested in assessing its applicability.
Collaborator Contribution Support for a studentship
Impact Too early in project for outputs
Start Year 2017
 
Description BooHoo 
Organisation boohoo.com
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We are ordering clothing direct from BooHoo to conduct chemical recycling tests to explore alternative recycling solutions. The team have also been in discussions to understand the policy context and corporate appetite for establishing a circular economy around fashion in the region
Collaborator Contribution Boohoo collect (via customer returns & faults) and supply relevant polyester waste feedstock and deliver to the University of Manchester in agreed quantities/timings.
Impact On-going partnership
Start Year 2019
 
Description Braskem 
Organisation Bracket Global
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Braskem have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Braskem 
Organisation Braskem S.A.
Country Brazil 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Braskem are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Centre for Process Innovation 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact CPI are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description CoOp 
Organisation The Co-operative Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to attend several RE3 workshops and meetings. PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended several workshops in work package 1 and 2 of the RE3 Project, including a Discussion Day workshop for the One Bin project. Connected the Invisible Plastics project to suppliers of fresh spring water. Providing packaging materials, industrial expertise and knowledge surrounding current materials used in packaging and their shortcomings for the Degradables project. Attended stakeholder engagement meeting for the Sustainable Hospitals project. Also a member of the RE3 Advisory Board.
Impact The Co Op have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Commonwealth Split Site Studentship 
Organisation Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Country India 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint Supervision of a research student, two 6 month visitits of research student to manchester
Collaborator Contribution Provision of student support for 12 momths
Impact Papers submitted and currently under review. Facilities access Diamond Synchrotron
Start Year 2017
 
Description CuanTec 
Organisation CuanTec
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact CuanTec are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description CuanTec 
Organisation CuanTec
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact CuanTec have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description DSposal 
Organisation DSposal
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop. Also working with SustHosp Project to explore NHS data sets possibly available further to EPSRC meeting.
Impact DSposal have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Delphis Eco 
Organisation Delphis Eco
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Delphis Eco are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Delphis Eco 
Organisation Delphis Eco
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Delphis Eco have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Derwen Aggregates 
Organisation Derwen Aggregates
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Derwen Aggregates are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Derwen Aggregates 
Organisation Dezeen Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Derwen Aggregates have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Faerch 
Organisation Faerch
Country Denmark 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop for the One Bin Project.
Impact Faerch have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description GBvi 
Organisation GBVi
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Trials using graphene inks for printing optical components
Collaborator Contribution Testing of product for applications
Impact Preliminary trials possibly leading to longer term project
Start Year 2019
 
Description IAA Morgan 
Organisation Morgan Advanced Materials
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing new methods and materials for additive manufacturing ceramics
Collaborator Contribution Provision of designs standards testing and characterisation of components for commercial confidence
Impact Outcomes are commercially in confidence at present
Start Year 2018
 
Description Imaging of Biological Printing for High Throughput Applications (IAA Proof of Concept Award with FFEI Ltd.) 
Organisation FFEI
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The University of Manchester is a pioneer in the field of cell printing and has been working in the field for over 10 years with EPSRC funding supporting Ph.D. studentships, A Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship(Dr. R.E. Saunders), EPSRC grant support with the most recent to Derby being EP/L012022/1 and BBSRC support e.g. BB/N01250X/1. It has also featured in the Doctoral Training Programme in Regenerative Medicine and is an important component of the Henry Royce Institute Biomaterials Theme EP/P025021/1 and EP/R00661X/1. Manchester has considerable experience in printing a range of cells and exploring the physical science aspects of the process, e.g. influence of shear flow and acoustic effects on cell viability, and machine and process development to optimise viability. The integration of cell printing with high throughput analysis remains unexplored commercially. The proposed project will exploit the several years of experience accumulated in Manchester on successful cell deposition, placement, patterning for applications in tissue engineering, medical engineering and organ-on-a-chip technology. This will provide basic understanding for the integration of a bioprinter with the imaging technology skills of the industrial partner.
Collaborator Contribution FFEI has significant, existing commercial expertise in digital scanning for whole-slide imaging in pathology and manufacturing of digital inkjet engines. This project will investigate, for the first time, combining high throughput cell printing (Manchester) and high-throughput scanning analysis techniques (FFEI) for application to drug discovery, tissue engineering and medical diagnostics.High-throughput printing of cells and biological material into discrete formations, followed by highly variable over-printing and simultaneous digital analysis, offers an all-in-one solution that is currentlynot available. This presents opportunity for FFEI to integrate and manufacture project outputs to approach new markets. The IAA proof of concept data produced will lead to a future novel and commercially viable life science device that can be developed further by FFEI.
Impact Early stages of collaboration - no outputs yet
Start Year 2020
 
Description Ionoptika 
Organisation Ionoptika
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provision of scientific input and users requirements for the development of a new instrument for realising quantum technologies.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of technical input, design and building of a new instrument for realising quantum technologies.
Impact Provision of an EnD studentship hosted at the partner. The collaboration is multidisciplinary involving materials scientists, engineers and physicists.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Memorandum Of Understanding / Engineering, Safety & Risk Technology Ltd / University of Manchester (UOM) / Henry Royce Institute Bilateral 2019 
Organisation ESR Technology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ESR Technology and the Henry Royce Institute are to work in collaboration for the advancement of tribology and advanced materials engineering
Collaborator Contribution Both ESR and The Royce have been proactive in supporting this partnership in terms of work packages. Meetings have taken place on a regular basis over the past year to explore further ways of working together in a synergistic manner to support UK business
Impact ESR attended the Advanced Nuclear Materials Workshop held by Royce on 27th February 2020 and fully contributed to the research proposal outputs. These outputs will be delivered to government and various funding councils.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Memorandum of Understanding: Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) / Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC) / University of Manchester / Henry Royce Institute 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The MOU defines how the KCMC, CPI and the Henry Royce institute will work together in the areas of materials chemistry and advanced materials. Members of the Institute's Business Development Team and Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry will meet regularly which will help companies discover, develop, scale-up and bring new advanced materials to market.
Collaborator Contribution The KCMC and CPI have been proactive in supporting this partnership we have met on a regular basis over the last six months to explore ways of working together in a synergistic manner to support UK business.
Impact New agreement this should impact on all areas where materials chemistry and advanced materials research overlap.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Merck Case Award 
Organisation Merck
Department Merck R&D UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provide methods for ink development using 2D materials. Develop strategies for solvent and particle selection.
Collaborator Contribution Cash contribution for research and student support. Supply of materials. Supply of Staff time.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description NHS 
Organisation National Health Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Through stakeholder interviews and analysis of real data researchers were able to identify and map unused and single-use polymers (work package 1) in a hospital setting
Collaborator Contribution NHS stakeholders provided real NHS data and gave ward tours to assist with Work Package 1 on the Sustainable Hospitals project
Impact Identification and mapping of unused and single-use polymers through supplier production/hospital procurement data led by Dr Sharmina (MACE - Tyndall). Carly Fisher (PDRA with Maria) presented the approach of material flow mapping and literature review findings.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Nestlé 
Organisation Nestlé UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Nestlé have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Northern Gateway 
Organisation Gateway Community College
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Northern Gateway have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description PZ Cussons 
Organisation PN Sensor
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact PZ Cussons are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description PZ Cussons 
Organisation PZ Cussons
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact PZ Cussons have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Plastics Europe 
Organisation PlasticsEurope
Country Belgium 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invited to contribute to several workshops and meetings. Gave presentations on their strength and concerns in the plastics recycling industry.
Collaborator Contribution Attended stakeholder engagement meetings for the Sustainable Hospitals project. Member of the RE3 Advisory Board.
Impact On-going partnership
Start Year 2019
 
Description Polytag 
Organisation Polytag
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Polytag have signed an NDA and are a confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description SUEZ 
Organisation SUEZ worldwide
Country France 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact SUEZ are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Sainsbury's 
Organisation Sainsbury's
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Sainsbury's are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description Samsung 
Organisation Samsung
Country Korea, Republic of 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to attend several RE3 workshops and meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Member of the Advisory Board. Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended several workshops in work package 1 and 2 of the RE3 Project,
Impact On-going partnership
Start Year 2019
 
Description Tesco 
Organisation Tesco Plc
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to contribute to several workshops and meetings. Gave presentations on their strength and concerns in the plastics recycling industry. PDRA has also been conducting semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry.
Collaborator Contribution Providing packaging materials, industrial expertise and knowledge surrounding current materials used in packaging and their shortcomings for the Degradables project. Member of the RE3 Advisory Board.
Impact On-going partnership
Start Year 2019
 
Description Viridor 
Organisation Viridor
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Invited to participate in One Bin project meetings and workshops. PDRA has conducted semi-structured interview to identify their major concerns and issues with the plastic recycling industry
Collaborator Contribution Took part in semi-structured interviews and attended Discussion Day workshop
Impact Viridor are confirmed project partners who wish to continue to explore the One Bin project with us including applications for further funding
Start Year 2019
 
Description WRAP 
Organisation Waste and Resources Action Programme
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Invited to attend several WP1 & 2 workshops and meetings. Invited to Chair RE3 Advisory Board and have oversight of RE3 projects
Collaborator Contribution Chairs RE3 Advisory Board, whose goal it is to ensure the overarching project is progressing in the right direction. Both the overall project team and individual sub-projects report to the Advisory Board
Impact On-going Partnership
Start Year 2019
 
Company Name SMARTIR LIMITED 
Description Commercially sensitive. 
Year Established 2020 
Impact Commercially sensitive.
 
Company Name NANOPLEXUS LIMITED 
Description Material development for energy storage applications. 
Year Established 2019 
Impact Eli and Britt Harari Award winner.
Website https://nanoplexus.co.uk/
 
Company Name QV BIOELECTRONICS LTD. 
Description QV Bioelectronics Ltd develops graphene-based novel electrotherapies for brain cancer. 
Year Established 2018 
Impact Winner the Eli and Britt Harari Award for Graphene Enterprise. Member of the Alderley Park Accelerator Program Joined the RebelBio Accelerator which secured them an investment of $130,000 BioCap 2019 Pitch Competition winner
Website https://www.qvbio.co.uk/
 
Description North West Business Leadership Team 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Michael Shaver represented RE3 North West Business Leadership team meeting, engaging with local stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 3rd Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy International Conference, Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact University of Lancaster - Complimentary activity for Health and Innovation Campus Development project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.lsfm2016.org/
 
Description Alderley Park Accelerator (Biohub), Science Seminar Series: Electrical Stimulation to Promote Bone Tissue Growth, January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted National talk to an audience of 30 people at Alderley Park science seminar, 2019. Focusing on electrical stimulation to promote bone tissue growth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.alderleypark.co.uk/upcoming-events/2019/1/31/science-seminar-electrical-stimulation-to-p...
 
Description Atoms to Devices Engagement event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Community engagement event for Atoms to Devices Theme of Royce held at Leeds.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC TV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC NORTH WEST TONIGHT: Sellafield decommisioning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bptlk1
 
Description Dialogue between Science and Technology Facilities Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Science and Technology Facilities Council (Philip Carvil) to discuss future opportunities with Royce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://stfc.ukri.org/research/
 
Description Dialogue between UoM and Medical Discoveries Catapult 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Meeting with Sally Price, representative from Medical Discoveries Catapult to discuss future plans involving Royce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Formula X: Understand Formulate Innovate 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Henry Royce Institute exhibited at the Formula X 2019 conference (24th - 27th June) organised by The Formulation Science and Technology Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Event held at The University of Manchester and Royce interacted with over 100 delegates from academic, international and UK businesses.

Royce Head of Business Engagement also presented during the conference to develop new business opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.formulation.org.uk/fx-home.html
 
Description Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Global Grand Challenges brought together innovation leaders from US, UK and China for a three day workshop. The Royce exhibited as part of a UoM-held Grand Challenges grant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.raeng.org.uk/global/international-partnerships/international-policy/welcome
 
Description Graphene Hackathon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Graphene Hackathon is a student-led event with the aim of making MAKING easy, with the focus being on developing products and use case where graphene can have an impact. 10 teams, formed from predominantly from students but also from the general public, got together with the aim of rapid prototyping products in this 24-hour event. A brief description of the products developed is shown here: https://twitter.com/GrapheneHack/status/1196479821137793025
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.graphenehackathon.com/
 
Description Greater Manchester Green Summit 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Plenary Lecture for Green Summit of Greater Manchester Combined Authority on circular plastics. Over 500 attendees at lecture, plus follow-on sandpit event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Henry Royce Institute 2D Materials Research Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A research showcase organised by the Henry Royce Institute to demonstrate our capability and expertise at The University of Manchester The event demonstrated the latest research into composites, membranes, electronics, device fabrication, modelling, and characterisation.

The event took place on the 1 October 2019 and was attended by over 100 representations from national academic, industry and funders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Henry Royce Institute Advanced Materials Characterisation Facilities Opening Celebration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact To celebrate the opening of the new Henry Royce Institute state-of-the-art facilities for materials characterisation at The University of Manchester and the installation of the HAXPES & P-NAME, the Royce hosted an event to showcase capability to academia, industry, and students.

The event was held on the16th May and had over 200 attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/henry-royce-institute-opens-13m-advanced-materials-characterisation-fac...
 
Description Henry Royce Institute Advanced Nuclear Materials Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Henry Royce Institute hosted an advanced materials workshop in Manchester on 27th February 2020 to generate community led proposals which can deliver real and tangible impact to UK Plc. The workshop was timely given recent government announcements for focused spending programmes on Small Modular Reactors (SMR), the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) programme and the Nuclear Innovation Programme Phase 2b.

With over 100 attendees representing industry (Rolls Royce, Wood Group, EDF, Sellafield), academia, catapults, NDA and BEIS; each contributor brought a different perspective to the workshop.

Throughout the morning Royce partners presented the open and accessible capability available to UK academia and industry including the National Nuclear Laboratory, UKAEA and the universities of Oxford, Manchester and Sheffield.

Working groups were formed with representation from each sector to harness the unique expertise each can bring to strategic programmes thus ensuring broad input into each proposal's design, structure and deliverables.

The working groups successfully delivered a number of outline programmes covering the broad space in advanced materials for nuclear applications.

From Additive Manufacturing and how the development of standards would impact deployment into the nuclear sector; to new advanced materials in non-irradiated environments. The proposals generated at the workshop will be shared with all participants and wider the community to continue to develop the outlines generated into fully considered programmes of work.

Royce will discuss the proposals created with BEIS, funding councils, NDA and ONR among others to capitalise further on the ideas put forward by the community and to support and enable a coherent nuclear strategy across nuclear materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Henry Royce Institute Nano Infrared Spectroscopy Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact A workshop in collaboration with Bruker, provided a hands-on introduction to one of the latest characterisation capabilities for 2D and other advanced materials: Nano Infrared Spectroscopy.

The Royce NanoIR3 systems coupled with Atomic Force Microscopy with Infrared Spectroscopy capability, enabling nanoscale resolutions together with topological, thermal and electrical analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Henry Royce Materials Science Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Henry Royce Materials Science Summer School is a 4-day residential summer school held in July each year. It offers places to around 25 year 10 students (aged 14-15), and aims to introduce materials science and engineering to them, as well as give them a taste of university life. Day-time activities include a mixture of lectures, interactive labs, and tours. For instance, tours of a Jaguar Land Rover manufacturing facility and the National Graphene Institute have been arranged for every year. In 2019, day-time activities also included a session on equality, diversity and inclusivity in science - this was entitled "The Winning Mindset" and was delivered by Polkadot Consultants Ltd.

The Henry Royce Institute supports the summer school by providing funding as well as assistance with advertising and some delivery of content. The funding, which amounts to around 50% of the summer school costs, has enabled us to dramatically reduce the cost of attending the summer school, as well as provide more bursaries for disadvantaged students.

For each summer school, we have provided some students (x7 in 2017, x10 in 2018, x12 in 2019) with a bursary owing to their disadvantaged background (this reduced the total cost to a £25 deposit). None of these students had family members who attended university.

Feedback from students has been very positive. Over the three years we've run the programme, 90% of attendees have rated it overall as either "good" or "excellent". Over 80% of students said it has increased their interest in attending university, and 75% said it had increased their interest in studying materials science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
 
Description High Polymer Research Group Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Michael Shaver presented a talk on Monomer Design for Functional and Sustainable Degradable Polyesters at the High Polymer Research Group Conference where he highlighted the work of the RE3 Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description House of Lords Reception 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Professor Michael Shaver was invited to attend a reception at House of Lords on sustainability and plastics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interview by BBC World Service (Arabic) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Laboratory visit and description of research into Bioprinting at the University of Manchester. Equipment funded by the award was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview for national newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact THE GUARDIAN: Fate of UK's nuclear plants in doubt over ageing infrastructure 3 Feb 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/03/fate-of-uks-nuclear-power-stations-in-doubt-over...
 
Description Interview with BBC Arabic - 3D Printing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Laboratory visit and description of research at the University of Manchester. Equipment funded by the award was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcZK0T2MdJk&index=4&list=PL63lwGZ_8vsnmWuxFBTL6NulPaYZXj0zv
 
Description Interview with BBC Arabic - Airport Scanning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Laboratory visit and description of research at the University of Manchester. Equipment funded by the award was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acgnos4fcl4&list=PL63lwGZ_8vsnmWuxFBTL6NulPaYZXj0zv&index=3
 
Description Interview with BBC Arabic - ECG Tech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Laboratory visit and description of research at the University of Manchester. Equipment funded by the award was discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyICksIUH7Q&list=PL63lwGZ_8vsnmWuxFBTL6NulPaYZXj0zv&index=9
 
Description Materials Research Exchange 18th - 19th 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In February, colleagues from across the Henry Royce Institute's national partnership travelled to London to showcase the Institute's progress to over 800 members of the materials community at the biannual Materials Research Exchange (MRE).

Organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network, the Materials Research Exchange (MRE) aims to accelerate the commercialisation of materials innovation; fostering a culture of collaboration between researchers, entrepreneurs, industry and government.

As headline sponsor for the MRE, the Royce Hub and our nine partners demonstrated groundbreaking work across the spectrum of advanced materials including automated testing at the University of Liverpool and sustainable manufacturing at the University of Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/news/royce-launches-sustainable-society-vision-at-materials-research-exchang...
 
Description Michael Shaver presentation at the Greater Manchester Green Summit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Michael Shaver presented for the Henry Royce Institute on Sustainable Plastics at the Greater Manchester Green Summit on 25th March 2019.

Prof Shaver presented to over 100 delegates from Greater Manchester businesses, universities and policymakers. The event was organised by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham. This was the first presentation the Royce gave on materials and sustainability and led to the Institute developing a new vision of Advanced Materials for a Sustainable Society.

The event itself led to the publication of the region's long-term environmental vision - to be carbon neutral by 2038.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/green-summit/
 
Description New Scientist Live 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact New Scientist Live 2019 (11th - 13th October) was enjoyed by over 40,100 curious minds and showcased;

- 120+ mind-blowing talks
- 230+ renowned and international speakers
- 7 stages packed with talks, workshops, performances and Q&A's
- 120+ exhibitors and companies
- All the latest and greatest innovations, technologies and research

The Royce delivered an interactive exhibition alongside the Discover Materials network and the IOP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Packaging Innovations Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Michael Shaver gave a lecture at the 2019 Packaging Innovations Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Pint of Science Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The RE3 Project hosted a Pint of Science style event titled The Challenges of Ending Plastic Waste in Manchester city centre. Speakers Professor Michael Shaver, Prof Mark Miodownik, and Dr Claudia Henninger led discussions on the current state of plastic use in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Research workshop - Data-centric materials science and engineering 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scoping workshop held in collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute bringing together data scientists with materials scientists and engineers to elucidate existing and potential future opportunities in the area of data-centric materials science and engineering.The event was held in Manchester on 14th May 2019 and was attended by over 100 academics from across the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.turing.ac.uk/events/data-centric-materials-science-and-engineering
 
Description Royce 2D Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact the Royce 2D showcase presented a selection of Royce research and equipment capability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.royce.ac.uk/events/2d-materials-research-showcase/
 
Description Showcasing Physical Sciences Impact Event 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Royce participated in the EPSRC physical sciences impact event showcasing how graphene achieves all three pillars of impact (people, knowledge and Societal, Cultural and Economic Impact).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://epsrc.ukri.org/funding/calls/showcasing-physical-sciences-impact-event-2019/
 
Description Stand at Blue Dot Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Samples being taken from the lab to blue dot.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Stand at Community Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stand at the community festival including leapfrog printer, doodle pen Activity and hands on samples.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Stand at Henry Royce Advanced Materials Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 3d printing Workshop. Excellent Feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Stand at Science Festival (Blue Dot festival, July 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Activity was a stand at science festival showing how materials fabrication methods could be used to make biological constructs. Introduced concept of an organ on a chip. Some hands on demonstrations for participants. Audience general public with focus on High school Age children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description TERMIS World Congress 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presented two talks: Novel CT Imaging Techniques for Soft Tissues, and Electrical Stimulation to Improve Stem Cell Osteogenesis. Hosted and chaired the Symposium on Quantitative X-ray Micro-CT Imaging for Tissue Engineering.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.termis.org/wc2018/
 
Description Talk at UK Semiconductors 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented the Henry Royce Institute at UK Semiconductors 2019 conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://uksemiconductors.com/
 
Description The Advanced Materials Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Exhibited at The Advanced Materials Show 2019 in Telford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://advancedmaterialsshow.com/
 
Description Touching Technology Life, ImagingBioPro, North Kick-off Meeting, Edinburgh Napier University, June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Assessment of Grand Challenges and Funding opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://mecheng.ucl.ac.uk/imagingbiopro/
 
Description Touching Technology Life, ImagingBioPro, Prospects in 4D Imaging workshop, UoM, November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact First ImagingBioPro workshop to share potential in "non-disruptive, "real-time" 4D imaging across and linked between scales (anatomy-atomic) in health and disease.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://mecheng.ucl.ac.uk/imagingbiopro/
 
Description Touching Technology Life, ImagingBioPro, South Kick-off meeting, UCL, July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Assessment of Grand Challenges and Funding opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://mecheng.ucl.ac.uk/imagingbiopro/
 
Description Visit for Chris Skidmore MP (Universities & Science Minister) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Phil Withers met Chris Skidmore MP on a visit to The University of Manchester and discussed the impact of the Henry Royce institute as a national centre for advanced materials research and innovation.

This meeting led to Chris Skidmore siting the Royce in his 'Levelling up research and innovation right across the United Kingdom' speech as an example of national collaborative research. - https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/levelling-up-research-and-innovation-right-across-the-united-kingdom
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/levelling-up-research-and-innovation-right-across-the-united-...
 
Description Visit from Altrincham Grammar School for Boys 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 3D printing Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from Sam Gyimah MP (Universities & Science Minister) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Phil Withers - Royce Chief scientist met with Sam Ghyimah in 31st May 2019 (at the time Universities & Science Minister) and presented the development of the Royce since it's inception in 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://twitter.com/RoyceInstitute/status/1133760463551045639