METRC has a succesful track record of helping companies to innovate through collaboration with our universities. Below are some examples of high successful company-university partnerships.
Key results from a METRC funded collaboration between Silage Solutions Ltd and Durham University to develop a method to preserve marine biomass have fed into a £1.6M, 5 year EPSRC-funded project with other academics and companies to develop sustainable manufacture of liquid hydrocarbon fuels from seaweed.
Aesica, the University of Durham and the University of Leeds have been awarded a METRC Innovation award, to develop processes that will improve cost efficiencies and increase manufacturing capacity at the UK contract manufacturing organisation' s Cramlington site.
QuantuMDx (QMDx) worked with academics at the universities of Newcastle and Sheffield. This has helped the partnership (QuantuMDx and the two universities) to gain close to £2M of further grant funding, win prestigious industry awards and helped the company to secure an exclusive worldwide licence with a major US-based nanotech company.
Oxford Advanced Surfaces (OAS) is developing a way of nanocoating herbicide particles to dramatically increase the efficiency of the herbicide. OAS collaborated with experts in transfer of particles in soil at the University of Sheffield to better develop their product while also proving the performance.