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Breaking new ground on research collaboration

A ground braking ceremony has taken place to establish a High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) at Ansty Park in the West Midlands.

Conducted by Birmingham University’s vice-chancellor Prof David Eastwood and Rolls-Royce director of research and technology Ric Parker, the event signified further cooperation between the two organisations.

The 5,800 sqm Centre is funded through a £40m investment by Rolls-Royce, matched by a £20m government grant through the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF).

The Centre will be a casting, design, simulation and advanced manufacturing research facility, and will focus initially on the key design and manufacturing aspects of investment casting relating to aerospace and other industrial sectors. It will also work in education and research with a variety of other partners in the UK and internationally.

The new facility will offer the opportunity for the University and Rolls-Royce to build upon their existing relationship with the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), which is also located at Ansty Park.

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