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EPSRC Reference: GR/R64841/01
Title: Warwick/EPSRC Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre.
Principal Investigator: Bhattacharyya, Prof Lord S
Other Investigators:
Roy, Professor R James-Moore, Mr M Swan, Professor JA
Bresnen, Professor M Garside, Dr JD Cullen, Ms P
Jones, Dr R Bryanston-Cross, Professor P Smith, Professor G
Pinfold, Dr M Jennings, Professor P Young, Professor K
Robinson, Professor S Whicker, Ms L
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Airbus Operations Limited Alcoa Arup Group Ltd
BAE Systems Battenfeld U K Ltd Bernard Matthews
Bi Composites Ltd BP Brise Group
Chartered Institute of Logistics & Trans Costain European Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Cons
Ford Motor Co GE Aviation Interserve Industrial Services Ltd
J C Bamford Excavators Ltd (JCB) Jaguar Land Rover Limited Lanner Group Ltd
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Matra Bae / Matra Marconi (U K) Ltd McCormick (U K) Ltd
Oracle Corporation Oxford Lasers Ltd Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust
Poeton Industries Ltd Provector Ltd Rolls-Royce Plc (UK)
Security Composites Ltd Simon-Carves Ltd TechnoSoft Inc
TWI Ltd VR Systems UK Waterloo Air Management plc
Department: Sch of Engineering
Organisation: University of Warwick
Scheme: IMRC (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 2001 Ends: 30 September 2006 Value (£): 5,450,000
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Construction Ops & Management Control Engineering
Design & Testing Technology Design Engineering
Design Processes Digital Signal Processing
Electric Motor & Drive Systems Electrochemical Science & Eng.
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev. Manufact. Business Strategy
Manufact. Enterprise Ops& Mgmt Manufacturing Machine & Plant
Materials testing & eng. Waste Minimisation
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine Manufacturing
Communications Construction
Electronics Food and Drink
Healthcare Creative Industries
Information Technologies Transport Systems and Vehicles
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Summary on Grant Application Form
describe the proposed research in about 200 words.The Warwick/EPSRC Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre will be a world leader in issues enabling effective manufactur companies. It will be a focus for developing 'ahead of the art' knowledge and capability, an environment to demonstrate latest thinki the hub of a highly accessible network, a channel leading to the creation and development of innovative products and processes an knowledge base and partner for companies. It will enable a wide range of research programmes to be delivered in close collaborat with other academic groups and companies. Its initial five-year 13m programme will address research challenges in: application: materials, agile manufacturing technology, systems engineering, design and new product introduction, management processes, < strategy and operations management. It will bring together existing manufacturing research within three major groupings at Warw Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), the wider School of Engineering and Warwick Business School, enabling opportunities an closer interaction in future research activity. It will also enable a new focus on photonics manufacturing driven by new strategic appointments and by WMG's close relationship with Marconi.
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