On Materials

On Materials is a collection of policy recommendations aimed at the advanced materials community in Greater Manchester and across the UK.

Among other things, On Materials calls for the advanced materials sector to adopt a ‘fail fast, learn fast’ approach; an ‘internet of materials is needed to bring about a data-driven era of industry; new advanced materials are the most likely candidates for helping many of the UK’s industrial sectors become environmentally sustainable.

It also appeals for a wider adoption of the ‘Manchester Model’ for advanced materials – which features a ‘science supply chain’ that runs seamlessly across academia and commercial end users, from blue sky thinking to products on high street shelves.

The piece represents the individual views of academics familiar with the issues, supported by research.

The essays from this publication are now also available as individual blogs on our Policy@Manchester blog site.