Sustainable Advanced Materials and Manufacturing

Greater Manchester is home to a globally significant advanced materials R&D asset base. This includes the largest University School of Materials in Europe, the National Graphene Institute, the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, MMU’s Fuel Cell Innovation Centre and the Henry Royce Institute, the national home for advanced materials research.   

The city-region is home to 4,000 advanced manufacturing companies and 180 specialist advanced materials firms with cluster strengths in textiles, coatings, aerospace and automotive. It’s also home to a range of R&D-intensive businesses such as BAE Systems, GCP Applied Technologies, Siemens, Rolls Royce SMR and more.  


Greater Manchester’s Graphene, Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Alliance (GAMMA) is leading the delivery of the city-region’s industrial strategy for advanced materials.

Case Studies

Energy Innovation Agency

The Energy Innovation Agency brings together world-leading academic, private sector and public sector expertise to help bridge the energy innovation gap and accelerate the scale and deployment of…

Energy House 2.0

Energy House 2.0 is a pioneering research facility conceived by the University of Salford offering companies a state-of-the-art space to test and research energy-saving technologies. What Is Energy…

Technology Families

The technology families aligned with the four frontier sectors