A proposal by the University of Sheffield Nuclear AMRC to establish a new advanced manufacturing research centre in Derby has secured government funding. The proposal, supported by Derby City Council and the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, has been awarded £6.85 million by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. Local partners will also invest in the proposed £20 million project to create a new permanent home on Derby’s Infinity Park for Nuclear AMRC Midlands, creating 70 jobs and helping to reboot the local economy after the coronavirus crisis. Dr Emma Kelly, Nuclear AMRC Strategy Director, said: “We’re delighted to have received government support for our manufacturing research centre on Infinity Park, and look forward to continuing our work with Derby City Council, regional universities and businesses to deliver jobs and support the economic recovery of the region.” The investment follows a successful pilot project over the past 18 months, with the growing Nuclear AMRC Midlands team operating from workshops and offices within the iHub facility on Infinity Park – the first High Value Manufacturing Catapult facility in the East Midlands region.
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