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university of sheffield opens advanced engineering research centres

The University of Sheffield opened three new advanced engineering research centres on its Orgreave Site yesterday. The new centres represent £47 million of investment by the European Regional Development Fund, UK Research and Innovation and the University of Sheffield.

Opening the day, Professor Mike Hounslow, Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Engineering, spoke about the university’s pioneering interdisciplinary research, and its success in finding solutions to global challenges. The new centres are a major enhancement of these capabilities and cement the university’s position as a key partner for industry, he said.

Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry MP, also spoke at the opening, celebrating Sheffield’s role in realising the Northern Powerhouse and praised the strong collaboration between industry and government, “Here we can see what the North can and will do.”

The day continued with a tour of the three new centres, including the Henry Royce Institute, which uses new materials and alloys for 3D printing in everything from aerospace to medicine and healthcare. In the second centre, the ICAIR centre, Environmental Monitoring Solutions will use the award-winning CENTAUR technology to reduce the urban flood risk across Europe.

Find out more about the centres here.

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