The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and Nuclear AMRC, which both have multimillion pound facilities in Rotherham, will together receive £127m in Government funding over the next five years to help them expand their R&D capabilities and help even more UK manufacturers to innovate and win work.

Professor Keith Ridgway, executive dean for the two centres, said: “This is a tremendous vote of confidence in the work we do with our industrial partners, and another significant boost for the Sheffield City Region and its emerging Global Innovation Corridor.

“As members of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, we are part of a larger network of research and innovation assets that are helping to solve the conundrum of the UK’s productivity challenge. Our ability to draw on the research excellence of the University of Sheffield also gives us an additional edge. It means we are able to connect fundamental and basic science to translational research that makes a bigger impact on the factory floor.”

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