Supporting Academia

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The Royce is open to academics from across the UK and internationally.

We are focused on developing relationships and projects with other key players in materials science and innovation, including universities, institutes, RGOs, Catapults and Manufacturing Research Hubs. We form and contribute to networks for strategic landscaping of current capabilities, future opportunities, big ideas, challenges and needs.

The Royce is ready to collaborate and makes available significant capability to the research community.

Equipment Access

Facilities at the Royce are open to all UK academics regardless of institution, using a fast access process.

All Partners have technical and advisory staff providing a single point of entry for facilities, enabling you to easily find the right contact. If you’re unsure how to get started, the Royce Hub can help.

Facilities can be accessed using a variety of funding sources, including research council grants.


Over 40 Higher Education Institutions have recently accessed Royce facilities

Analysis of utilisation (June - Dec 2018)


The Royce can provide research fellows with access to our range of advanced materials facilities and support to pursue research in their chosen field.

Although the Royce doesn’t currently award fellowships, the range of our research themes and availability of equipment can help those that have been awarded grants by other organisations.  Funds can be used to access equipment and our academic networks are keen to speak to fellows about collaboration opportunities