The MBR is funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Unilever, AB Sugar and the University of Liverpool. We are always looking for partners to continuously expand and synergize our activities.

Unilever’s involvement in the MBR is part of an ongoing collaboration with the University of Liverpool. Starting with the Centre for Materials Discovery in 2006 which focused on materials chemistry, this was followed by the MBR to expand our capabilities in biomaterials. The Materials Innovation Factory which opened in 2017, provides a capability to exploit these existing capabilities to accelerate the research and development of new technologies for home and personal care products.