Materials Innovation Factory services

Our services

Our experience gives us a deep understanding of how academia, industry and commerce can work effectively together, and how best to meet your specific needs.

Whether you are looking to gain competitive advantage in your sector or adopt a faster, smarter approach to your research – our approach, unique facilities and innovative attitude can help.

Research Services

We can tailor access to our unrivalled aggregation of robotics and automation equipment depending on your needs. We can facilitate both contract and collaborative research and access. Our highly skilled on-site technical team can support the lifespan of your project, from scoping experiments, running samples, through to data analysis and results feedback.

Tailored Access

Varying engagement models are available from one-day use for sample analysis, to longer term Research Hotel residencies for up to seven people, offering you the ability to co-locate your research teams on site with our specialists. 

Training and Education

Training on how to use specific equipment can be offered on a project by project basis to upskill your workforce. Our apprentice scheme, outreach activities and funded PhDs are another route to discovering more of the MIF’s potential.

The Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Materials Design also offers PhD opportunities as well as external fellowships.

Video: A range of supportive approaches

Dr Jon Mercer outlines the range of supportive approaches we can offer to accelerate your research process.

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