Published: 3 June 2016

Watch: Materials Innovation Factory explained


A series of short films showcasing the Materials Innovation Factory’s  (MIF) unique approach, infrastructure, services and team are available to watch online.

The £68 million facility, due to open in 2017, is set to revolutionise materials science research and development by drawing together world-leading, multi-disciplinary research expertise, unparalleled technical facilities and a dynamic support infrastructure.

A short animated explainer film provides an overview of the philosophy behind the facility:


You can find out further details from the team behind the MIF, including Academic Director Professor Andy Cooper, by watching this film:


Simon Longden, Materials Innovation Factory Managing Director, sheds light on the Liverpool Model – the facility’s unique and flexible approach to engaging with business – in this short film:


Supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, as part of the UK Government’s Research Partnership Investment Fund, the Materials Innovation Factory is a unique public/private partnership between the University and Unilever.

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