Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Prospectus for Partnership

The concept: a corporate UTC (University Technology Centre)

"At the heart of excellence" - University of Cambridge

Cambridge is widely known as the home of the UK science park phenomenon. Our concept is a radical extension of this approach - it is to place a corporate UTC at the heart of the university itself:

  • to facilitate interactive collabarative industrial research within the technical environment of one of the best Materials Science Departments in the world.
  • for companies to harness excellent research facilities for their own strategic research, and to give them a ring-side seat to innovative blue skies research
  • to be flexible to the needs of particular companies with respect to the level of confidentiality and co-operation required.