The 11,600m2 Materials Innovation Factory is a unique and flexible space.
Long term Research Hotel residencies are available for up to seven people, offering the ability to co-locate your research teams on site with our specialists.
The MIF Open Access Area houses one of the highest-concentration of materials science automation robotics in the world.
Our expertise in automated materials discovery has enabled us to develop a bespoke robotic platform – the Formulation Engine.
Capable of handling multiple workflows simultaneously, the modular Formulation Engine allows a range of automated techniques to be flexibly incorporated into a research work stream.
Video: Dr Mike Egan describes the Formulation Engine concept
It can be booked by a range of potential users.
Crucially, the Open Access Area is underpinned by a dedicated technical support team.
Our simple to use scientific data management system (ParaDIME) securely stores the data in a searchable environment; a key requirement for 21st century materials chemistry discovery.