The University of Liverpool and NSG Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise their partnership and further develop opportunities for collaboration.
The MoU was signed at a ceremony in the University of Liverpool’s Materials Innovation Factory (MIF) where the award of an Honorary Visiting Professorship to Professor Su Varma, NSG Group Academic Director of the R&D Incubator, was also celebrated.
Under the MoU, the University and NSG Group will explore new opportunities for collaboration with a strong focus on digital materials discovery to address key challenges including sustainability.
The new agreement builds on a longstanding partnership between the two organisations who have worked together for more than 15 years on a range of research topics including furnace performance optimisation, solar cells, antimicrobial coatings and more recently work to accelerate materials discovery in partnership with the MIF.
In addition to research collaborations, NSG Group are partners in two University of Liverpool Doctoral Training Centres, the CDT in Next-Generation Materials Chemistry led by Professor Matt Rosseinsky and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training – Distributed Algorithms led by Professor Simon Maskell.
Professor Tim Jones, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Liverpool, said: “It is an honour to formalise and enhance our partnership with NSG Group and I am delighted to sign this MoU here in the Materials Innovation Factory, which represents our research power and embodies collaborative research and working with industry. We look forward to exploring new opportunities for collaboration and celebrating the achievements of our partnership.”
Mike Greenall, NSG Group Chief Technology Officer, said: “As we enter this new chapter of our partnership, we are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. We believe that the combination of our industrial expertise and the university’s academic excellence will enable us to develop cutting-edge solutions that can address the challenges of our time. From improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions to developing new materials and technologies using the latest digital science, we are confident that together we can make a positive impact on the world.
“The partnership shows a commitment to the values of openness, collaboration, and progress that define our shared vision of the future.”
The MoU was signed by Professor Tim Jones, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Liverpool and Mike Greenall, NSG Group Chief Technology Officer.
Image below: Professor Su Varma, NSG Group Academic Director of the R&D Incubator