Collaborative Technology Access Programme (cTAP)
The £11.3m cTAP building provides businesses access to facilities and expertise located in the Chemistry Department currently unavailable to inwardly investing businesses within the UK.
Base your entire company on campus, just your R&D staff, or take a hot desk when you need it.
In our newest £11.4M technology facility, cTAP, we invite businesses to work alongside researchers from our newly-founded Department of Chemistry and offer access to a unique suite of cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities worth almost £7 million.
Renting offices and integrating all or part of a business onto the campus enables faster business growth by providing easier access to our research, knowledge, events, training and facilities.
Each business is allocated a relationship manager to match the business to the appropriate skills and facilities they need.
To find out more about cTAP, contact Liz Mullis
Direct Line: +44 (0)1524 594686
The three-floor building provides more than 10,000 square feet of space and houses equipment and facilities across four broad pillars. We have the in-house expertise to train business staff to use our equipment as well as assist companies in the design and execution of experimental techniques. All of our facilities are supported by teams of experienced technicians and businesses can access them via a variety of agreements, from one-off usages to exclusive hire.
Including solid and liquid state NMR devices currently used for the analysis of biological samples and identification of smart materials for energy storage.
Including an extensive range of liquid, gas and gel permeation chromatography and spectrometry devices used to identify and detect individual compounds in complex mixtures and with applications including environmental analysis, impurity monitoring, pharmaceutical testing and forensics.
Including atomic force and scanning electron microscopy used to understand the structure and surface topography of materials, alongside a nanofabrication device capable of 3D printing of structures on a nanoscale.
The department is equipped with a wide and varied range of instruments for optical spectroscopy, including dedicated CD and time-resolved fluorescence equipment.
The Department is well-equipped for X-ray diffraction of single crystals and powders, as well as for X-ray fluorescence.
The department is equipped with a several options for elemental analysis of samples.
Much of the analytical equipment available in Chemistry requires some form of sample preparation, and shared equipment is available for some applications.
The three-floor building provides more than 10,000 square feet of space to house facilities, including laboratory and write-up space, meeting accommodation and dedicated rooms for instrumentation.
Independent assessments underpinning the case for investment in the cTAP estimate that the investment will enable the university to realise £90 to £150 million in additional value to the economy over the next 15 years. It will also see the creation of more than 100 high-value jobs within SMEs.
North West England hosts the largest manufacturing sector in the UK generating £21 billion. There are 16,500 high-value manufacturing companies in the North West, employing 400,000 people.
The cTAP programme is part-funded (£9,084,336) from the North West Operational Programme for the European Regional Development Fund.
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