Glasgow’s part in innovative manufacturing network good news – Jo

Jo Swinson has praised the Government’s announcement that the University of Strathclyde will be a major partner in the UK-wide network of elite Technology and Innovation Centres (TIC).

As part of the Government’s plans to generate growth and stimulate the economy, the Advanced Forming Research Centre TIC will draw on the university’s research to improve new and emerging manufacturing technology.

In addition, an Engineering and Physical Science Research Council Centres will be based at the University of Strathclyde, focussing on innovative manufacturing through emerging science.

Commenting, Jo said:

“This announcement is good news for Glasgow and good news for the economy. Investment in manufacturing during these difficult economic times will fuel growth, boost the UK’s position on the international stage as an exporter of high-value goods, and create hundreds of new jobs alone here in Glasgow.

“The Government’s strategy for growth is an ambitious programme which is encouraging business to work with Britain’s world-class research base. As a leading technological university, Strathclyde has a huge amount to offer and I hope this Technology and Innovation Centre will be a leading light for industry, innovation and growth in our important regional centres.”

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