The University of Nottingham has opened a new £5.1m Aerospace Technology Centre as part of the University’s Institute for Aerospace Technology.
The 2000m² Centre at the University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP), will eventually house over 100 staff, including researchers who will work on specific projects to develop new aerospace technology and on ways to transfer that knowledge more effectively from academia to industry.
Nottingham University is currently involved in approximately 70 industrial aerospace projects and the University’s aerospace research portfolio amounts to around £50 million. Many of the world’s leading aerospace businesses work with the University, including Rolls-Royce, GE, Airbus, EADS, Boeing, BAE Systems, GKN, Thales, Safran and UTC Aerospace Systems. In addition, the University is also working with many small to medium sized businesses which play a key role in the aerospace supply chain.
Professor David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, said, “The Aerospace Technology Centre provides the University, and our key industrial partners, with a unique facility. Within it, we will be able to develop, integrate and demonstrate new technologies at a scale and complexity not currently possible within any other research institute in the UK.”