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METRC, The N8 Molecular Engineering Translational Research Centre


METRC is a virtual lab pooling expertise from leading research centres at Universities across the North of England. Our focus is on soft nanotechnology and its applications in industry. Our target markets include home and personal care, medicine and healthcare, and energy.

Many of our leading researchers are working on technology for the next generation of medical devices from new materials for imaging technologies through to targeted delivery of active materials.
Work with us to develop innovative new products and processes.  We can help reduce your time to market and gain access to new markets for your business.

Our combined strength means we can tackle challenges and capitalise on opportunities beyond the scope of any one partner. We undertake fundamental and applied R&D with our industry partners and help them to secure funding for these purposes.

METRC Funding Call - Autumn 2009

The METRC Proof of Concept Call will open on September 1 2009 and close on October 16 2009.

Projects between METRC's academic members and industry partners will be funded.
Up to £50,000 funding available per project.
For more information please see the funding call flyer on our website here

Our academic partners

The universities involved are: Bradford, Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, and York.

Further Information


METRC is funded by N8 Research Partnerships and The Northern Way.

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