Advanced Ceramics Sector Profile
MICG has been working with City-Redi, a partner in the Midlands-Engine-Observatory to develop an Advanced Ceramics sector-profile for the Midlands Region. This has built on 42 industry consultation undertaken by SQW in 2019 combined with a further 18 in-depth interviews completed in summer 2020, as well as quantitative sector measurements and MICG members’ input.
The industrial feedback demonstrates:
- The speed and expense in which new products and processes reach the market is critical to competitiveness
- The Midlands’ research expertise and equipment are world class, but they are not currently sufficiently co-ordinated
- There is strong appetite for the Strength in Places project themes and outcomes and strong demand for pilot line and commercialisation facilities and expertise
- In order to get involved in MICG activity, there is clear appetite from companies outside of the Midlands wanting to invest in the Midlands.
The document is in final stages of being completed.