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.