Birmingham Science City Research Alliance Celebrates Successful Completion of Quarter Billion Pound Project
9 September 2015

Nearly a decade after its original conception, the Birmingham-Warwick Alliance celebrated the delivery of every one of its contracted outputs with a party at the Warwick Vice-Chancellor’s house. AWM, the ERDF and HEFCE invested over £60 million into the SCRA project to strengthen inter-University and industry interactions in the Midlands and the project levered a further £200 million from additional funders including companies. The NPRL benefited from 8 new instruments. More than 450 new jobs and 22 spin-out companies were created in the region, over 700 business assists delivered and more than 1,200 papers published. Richard led one of the six projects (Advanced Materials 1) with Chris McConville (beside him in the photo, in discussion with Warwick VC Nigel Thrift and Jon Preece, Birmingham Chemistry). You can only say “wow!”.