Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry

The Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC) is a virtual centre of expertise providing multi-disciplinary research and innovative knowledge transfer based on world class capabilities in applied materials chemistry.

Established in January 2009, the centre provides a single point of contact for companies of all sizes to access a substantial range of facilities and expertise in applied materials chemistry at four leading academic institutions at Bolton, Liverpool and Manchester Universities and the Science and Technology Facilities Council at Daresbury.

The centre offers proactive help in the formulation and delivery of collaborative R&D projects; fast track project initiation with dedicated project scientists in partner institutions; excellent project management and knowledge transfer expertise.

With initial investment of £15 million from the Northwest Development Agency and academic partner organisations, the aim is to drive industrial growth for the UK chemistry-using industries through the coordination, development and exploitation of leading edge materials chemistry research.

The KCMC operates as a discrete business unit within Chemistry Innovation Knowledge Transfer Network, with services delivered through a central team of Knowledge Transfer experts and dedicated resources at our academic partner organisations embracing:

• >40 senior academics

• >250 scientists dedicated to materials chemistry research

• over £20 million investment in facilities within the past 5 years

For more information, go to the official website http://www.materialschemistry.org/kcmc/index.html