Sheffield shares in £128m funding for Royce Institute

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Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Jo Johnson, has confirmed £128 million of funding for the Henry Royce Institute, which includes a substantial wing at the University of Sheffield.

The Royce Institute will allow the UK to grow its world-leading research and innovation base in advanced-materials science.

The Institute, led by the University of Manchester with a satellite wing in Sheffield, is a critical component of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative and an attempt to boost economic growth in the North of England and balance the UK economy.

The announcement includes £3.5 million of funding for the University of Sheffield wing of the project, which includes a pioneering Sheffield Royce Translational Centre in a new building next to the University’s Factory 2050 at its Advanced Manufacturing Campus.