The Centre for Materials Discovery (CMD) is championing the use of High Throughput (HT) technologies across multiple industrial sectors within Merseyside and the Northwest of England. Competencies include materials synthesis for organic materials, polymers, porous materials, nanomaterials.
metaFAB is a component node of the UK Department of Trade & Industry MicroNanoTechnology Network. metaFAB employs engineering tools at the molecular, nano- and micro-scale to differentiate products through a paradigm shift in performance.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council is one of Europe's largest multidisciplinary research organisations supporting scientists and engineers world-wide. The Council operates world-class, large scale research facilities and provides strategic advice to the UK government on their development.
Technitex is a Centre of Excellence for Technical Textiles. The new promise of technical and performance textiles is an emerging generation of products combining the latest developments in advanced flexible materials with advances in computing and communications technology, biomaterials, nanotechnology and novel process technologies such as plasma treatment.