Science City Research Alliance (SCRA)
The Advanced Materials II (AM2) Laboratory in the School of Chemical Engineering is part of the Science City Research Alliance (SCRA), which brings together the West Midlands' two leading research-led universities, the University of Birmingham and the University of Warwick, in collaborative projects across scientific themes in Advanced Materials, Energy and Translational Medicine as part of the Birmingham Science City initiative.
Birmingham Science City
Birmingham Science City, funded by Advantage West Midlands, is a region-wide partnership of public sector, businesses and the research base, which is facilitating the use of science and technology to improve the quality of life and prosperity of the West Midlands. There are six Science Cities across the country, each aiming to create regional strategies to exploit centres of world-class scientific research, by developing relevant activities for sustainable economic and social benefit.
Advantage West Midlands (AWM) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) have supported six individual collaborative projects, investing a total of £57M in capital infrastructure and scientific equipment. The equipment is located across the two university campuses providing state-of-art world leading research facilities to the region.
The SCRA projects will run for 10 years with a focus on the advancement of technology, know-how and R&D through the engagement of regional industry with academics and equipment. Through university-business partnerships, help will be provided to industry and innovators to rise to key technological challenges, compete in global markets and capitalise on new business opportunities.