TIC opens for business

The new Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC) for High Value Manufacturing has officially opened for business.

The TIC is a consortium of seven established manufacturing research centres, including the Nuclear AMRC, with the mission of stimulating UK manufacturing and reducing the risk of innovation for new and established businesses.

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is investing £140 million over six years in the new centre. The funding will allow the individual centres to expand their own facilities and resources, and create a national network capable of addressing high-value sectors from pharmaceuticals to power generation.

Business secretary Vince Cable MP declared the TIC open at the TSB’s Innovate ’11 conference in London in October.

The other centres in the TIC are:

  • University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing
  • Advanced Forming Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde
  • Centre for Process Innovation in Teesside
  • Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry
  • National Composites Centre at the University of Bristol
  • Warwick Manufacturing Group