The Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE) is the University’s latest investment to support advanced manufacturing within the city. The Institute will work with industrial partners in manufacturing and engineering to achieve cutting edge solutions to present challenges, whilst establishing insights into future scenarios. It will focus on innovation in research and development, knowledge transfer partnerships, and commercialisation activity. It will also feed into postgraduate and professional programmes and introduce practical innovation into the curriculum.
It is being supported by Rolls-Royce, car manufacturer Toyota and train maker Bombardier and is specifically designed to support small and medium-sized businesses in the area.
Partnerships with machinery suppliers including DMG Mori Seiki, Renishaw, Eley Metrology, World Viz and Creat3d mean that the Institute has the very latest technological resources available to provide cutting edge solutions to business challenges.