Enabling regional SMEs to benefit from access to high-field NMR spectroscopy.
Project CAYMAN - Chemistry Assets for Yorkshire Manufacturing - is an exciting 3 year £1.6 million programme. The project establishes new high-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) facilities at the University’s City Campus and is dedicated to delivering 30 fully funded research and innovation projects to regional SME. The collaborative projects will use the NMR facilities and high-field NMR techniques to investigate how they may be used to characterise macromolecular materials and complex chemical mixtures in an attempt to help develop new products and optimise current manufacturing processes.
In addition, the CAYMAN project team will offer 15 fully-funded training courses to facilitate knowledge exchange between the University and regional SMEs to demonstrate the potential benefits of modern techniques in NMR. The CAYMAN project started in October 2019 and we expect to deliver the first set of training in early 2021. For more information on how to apply and what is available through Project CAYMAN please contact us.
This project is receiving £800,000 of funding from the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. This fund is established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. By investing in projects the funds will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs.
The Northern Powerhouse is a key aspect of this Government’s approach to addressing the productivity gap in the North and ensuring a stronger, more sustainable economy for all parts of the UK. Alongside over €1.5 billion of European Regional Development Fund support for businesses and communities across the North, the government has awarded £3.4 billion in three rounds of Growth Deals across the Northern Powerhouse.