Skip to content
Skip to navigation menu
31 January 2014
A new partnership launched today will connect leading edge science at Cardiff with the world of business.
The School of Chemistry has teamed up with Knowledge Centre Materials Chemistry (KCMC), helping experts working on applied materials chemistry to forge closer links with businesses across the UK and beyond.
The collaboration is designed to bring Cardiff's work on materials chemistry and catalysis science closer to industry leaders, product designers and developers.
The partnership, funded through the Technology Strategy Board, is centred on Cardiff University Catalysis Institute (CCI), which has a strong track record of industry collaboration. CCI will lead the Cardiff partnership with KCMC.
Developments in recent years have seen the investment of over £10m in state of the art facilities in the School of Chemistry to support research in chemical sciences.
Catalysis lies at the heart of many chemical processes, from the academic research lab through living systems to the industrial large-scale reactor. The CCI specialises in the careful use of catalysis to make industrial processes faster, cleaner and more sustainable.
Professor Rudolph Allemann, Head of Cardiff School of Chemistry, welcomed the collaboration. "This new partnership recognises Chemistry's track record in technologically relevant research and it will provide the School with a platform of opportunities from which to deliver impact in areas of application that are new to us."
Professor Graham Hutchings, Head of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute added: "Increased collaboration that brings together universities and research institutions in powerful confluence with industry is a crucial pathway to technical and competitive advantage in the application of advanced and new materials. We’re delighted to bring Cardiff’s notable capabilities into partnership with KCMC’s expanding role in the UK innovation landscape."
From 2009 to 2013, KCMC delivered collaborative innovation projects from over 500 industry engagements valued at £13.6m.
Cardiff Catalysis Institute
Knowledge Centre Materials Chemstry
For further information on the work of CCI, contact Professor Graham Hutchings or Professor Stanislaw Golunski
An appetite for learning?
Enterprise Selects Cancer Institute as Chosen Charity
Minor variations in ice sheet size can trigger abrupt climate change
English voters want hard line on Scotland
Creative Citizens come together
Cardiff University spin-out company to float on the London stock exchange
This is an externally hosted beta service offered by Google.