Coventry University’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (AME) has ‘relaunched’ after a six-million-pound expansion, which it hopes will help create new supply-chain opportunities by using next-generation technologies and increasing the number of graduates it is training on the factory floor.
It hopes to use the funding to boost the industry’s journey towards a clean, sustainable and digital world, with the scheme benefitting from a five-million-pound investment from the university.
AME also received a one-million-pound grant from the UK government’s Local Growth Fund though the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).
So far, the research centre has completed more than £110m worth of R&D and commercial projects for the likes of Aston Martin, Ford, Lotus and Hyperbat, which it claims has helped generate more than £500m of economic benefit for the UK.
What’s more, nearly 175 companies have been involved in its collaborative work so far.
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