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VOTE NOW: University shortlisted for Engineering & Manufacturing Awards

26/04/2021

The University of Wolverhampton has been shortlisted for its engineering and manufacturing innovation - and partners and businesses are being encouraged to vote for us in the forthcoming awards.

The University's Faculty of Science and Engineering has been shortlisted by The Innovation Awards, organised by the Technology Supply Chain (TSC) - a Community Interest Company which offers a no-cost membership to manufacturing, engineering, technology and services companies. People can vote for us in two categories: Manufacturing Innovation Champion and Engineering Innovation Champion.  

VOTE HERE (Scroll through to the relevant categories).

The University of Wolverhampton has worked with hundreds of regional engineering and manufacturing companies in recent years, supporting them in product and process innovations by channelling grant funding for new product development and entering into research collaborations with them.  The University is deeply committed to supporting innovation and solving problems relevant to industry, recently opening its new Centre of Engineering Innovation and Research (CIER).  From advanced additive manufacturing to metamaterials, tissue engineering biomaterials, next-generation energy-absorbing devices, and advanced energy storage, the innovations at CEIR are focused on pushing the boundaries of engineering through interdisciplinary enquiry This builds on the work of our CALMERIC project focusing on Composites and Additive Layer materials technologies.  Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the CALMERIC project supports SMEs across Shropshire and Staffordshire to carry out research and innovation projects in the field of advanced engineering materials.

Voting is open until 6.00 pm on Friday 30 April 2021.

Dr Richard Fallon, CEO of the Technology Supply Chain, said: "The need and ability to constantly innovate is widely recognised as one of the major contributors to business success.  This has never been truer since the lockdowns started.  Some companies have avoided a downturn and worse by innovating.  Other businesses have used innovation to flourish either through developing new products or services or developing their internal processes.

"These annual awards are designed to specifically promote, recognise, celebrate and reward the leading individuals and businesses for their work in this vital area epitomising the exceptionally high standards set and achieved by the UK.

"Innovation does not happen on its own.  It is often a result of a team effort.  Our awards also recognise those who help innovation to occur.  This includes universities, organisations and businesses."

The Technology Supply Chain has over 800 members and partners with 5 universities and a range of support organisations including Make UK and Birmingham Tech.

For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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