Royce facilities

Work with the Royce:

Access world-leading materials facilities and expertise

The Henry Royce Institute offers £330m of advanced materials capability, to help UK industry and academics to innovate and create real solutions.

This national investment has created an integrated research supply chain – to design, make, analyse and test advanced materials. The Royce is open for collaboration, with large companies, SMEs, and research organisations, and can work flexibly to provide expertise and equipment access.

In the video above, Royce CEO, Chris Barkey, introduces the national facilities available to organisations to help tackle materials challenges and accelerate research and innovation.

Work with the Royce

All Royce facilities are available to UK academics and industry, including technical support. In addition, over 900 Royce academics are part of our community and are providing expertise to support research and innovation.

Download the Work with the Royce brochure to find out how the Royce can support your organisation, or scroll down for more information.

Supporting Industry

The Royce supports business, from SMEs to multinationals, to tackle materials challenges and exploit new opportunities. Our approaches include:

  • Short-term contract research
    Access expertise and facilities to address pre-identified challenges or opportunities.
  • Roadmapping workshops
    Explore and define materials challenges, with the help of Royce academics, to enable foresighting and innovation.
  • SME funding
    The Royce is able to fund SMEs to undertake proof-of-concept work and training.
  • Knowledge transfer/training
    Introduce knowledge and new techniques into your organisation or its supply chain, using a range of delivery models.
  • Long-term strategic research
    Undertake broader research programmes for long-term outcomes, which may include PhDs, post-docs, and other academic expertise.

Enquire now – contact the Royce hub to be connected to the most relevant expertise and facilities.

Supporting Academia

Facilities at the Royce are open to all UK academic institutions and research organisations. There are a range of ways in which facilities can be accessed:

  • Single point of entry
    All Royce Partners have advisory staff, providing a single point of entry into facilities across the Royce. Each Partner can help you easily find the right contact and equipment for your needs.
  • Funding sources
    Facilities can be accessed using a variety of funding sources, including research council grants. The Royce can support individual research projects as well as contribute to larger programme grants, manufacturing hubs, European projects and national challenge funding.
  • PhDs
    There is funding available to support training and equipment use for PhD students.

Enquire now – contact the Royce hub to be connected to the most relevant expertise and facilities.