University and Baker Hughes to collaborate on innovative technology programmes

The University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Baker Hughes, an energy technology company, to further expand interactions across research innovation priorities in fields including advanced materials and energy.

Baker Hughes has a diverse portfolio of constantly advancing new technologies and solutions that help solve the climate challenge and support the world’s growing demand for secure, accessible, affordable, and cleaner energy supply.

The MoU, the first of its kind between Baker Hughes and a UK university, was signed by Professor Ronan McGrath, University Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Partnerships, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Chris Barkey, Chief Technology Officer of Industrial & Energy Technology at Baker Hughes, to further catalyse the development of key projects and outcomes for collaboration.

Baker Hughes and the University collaborate on a number of different technology programs, most notably within the field of plasma and flow chemistry, to address key challenges including sustainability.

The new agreement will capitalise on the University’s world-leading research and innovation activity and expand interactions across research disciplines and strategic innovation priorities in a range of topics. Both organisations will work together to seek funding opportunities for large scale collaborative projects, centres and programmes as well as smaller-scale technical projects and programmes in areas of mutual interest.

Professor Ronan McGrath, said: “As we enter this new phase of our partnership, we are really excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. We believe that the combination of our research excellence and Baker Hughes’ industrial expertise will enable us to jointly address some of the major societal challenges of our time.”

“There is no path to net-zero without collaboration, and this agreement is testament to our shared commitment to delivering sustainable technology solutions,” said Chris Barkey, CTO, Industrial & Energy Technology at Baker Hughes. “Through our collaboration with the University of Liverpool, we will develop scalable solutions that energize change and accelerate the energy transition.”

The formation of this partnership has been supported by the University of Liverpool’s Research, Partnerships and Innovation Teams. To find out more, please visit this webpage.