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Catapults & Fraunhofer Institutes
Catapults & Fraunhofer Institutes
Advanced Forming Research Centre – University of Strathclyde
Full details of services and equipment may be found on the AFRC website, and a pdf brochure is available with full equipment details.
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
The AMRC of the University of Sheffield is one of the 7 institutes of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Businesses can work with AMRC on a one-off project or join as a member for long-term collaboration.
Centre for Process Innovation
CPI project teams work closely with organisations to understand distinct requirements and to create a custom and systematic stage-gated process to inform development routes and commercialisation models.
Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult
The CSA Catapult's purpose is to deliver long-term benefits to the UK economy and accelerate UK economic growth in industries where applying compound semiconductors creates a competitive advantage and enables new products or end markets.
Fraunhofer Institute - Glasgow
Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd is a Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) incorporated as a not-for‐profit, limited by guarantee company that provides applied research and development services to industry.
High Value Manufacturing Catapult
The High Value Manufacturing Catapult was established to be the catalyst for the growth and success of UK advanced manufacturing. The 7 centres offer access to world-class equipment, expertise and collaborative opportunities.
High Value Manufacturing Catapult - Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Rotheram
The AMRC of the University of Sheffield is one of the 7 institutes of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. AMRC specialise in carrying out world-leading research into advanced machining, manufacturing and materials for industry.
High Value Manufacturing Catapult - Centre for Process Innovation, Wilton & Sedgefield
CPI works with partners to develop products and processes that enhance health and well-being, protect and improve the environment and increase productivity across industries.
High Value Manufacturing Catapult - Manufacturing Technology Centre, Coventry
The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) develops and proves innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in an agile, low risk environment, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions.
National Composites Centre, Bristol
The NCC is an independent, open-access national centre, delivering world-class innovation in the design and rapid manufacture of composites. It is one of the 7 organisations affiliated to the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.
Nuclear AMRC - Manufacturing Innovation
The Nuclear AMRC works with companies to overcome their nuclear-specific manufacturing problems and helps them develop the technical capability to compete on cost, quality and delivery.
Satellite Applications Catapult – Harwell
The Catapult has many down-stream facilities including an operations control centre with spacecraft and payload control software, data processing facilities and data visualisation facilities including a large video wall and 3-D visualisation suite.
Space Park Leicester
Space Park Leicester aims to be a world-leading hub for innovative research, enterprise and education in space and Earth observation, Space Park Leicester will create a collaborative community for academia and industry to develop and grow.
Warwick Manufacturing Group
WMG is part of the University of Warwick, providing research, education & knowledge transfer in engineering, manufacturing & technology. WMG is one of the 7 centres of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.