By Thomas Hewitt
A new facility is to be built on Nottingham Trent University’s School of Science and Technology complex at the Clifton Campus.
Work is beginning to get under way on the new Medical Technologies Innovation facility, which will focus on the development of innovative products and advanced materials to meet future healthcare needs in the country.
The new building is part of Nottingham Trent University’s dual-site £23m Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) project.
The research and development building will also integrate the work of scientists, engineers, clinicians and entrepreneurs, who will work collaboratively to develop products and materials on site.
Nottingham Trent University vice-chancellor, professor Edward Peck, said: “I know that many people associate universities – and NTU in particular – with teaching the next generation who will play the major role in our continued prosperity.
“However, our contribution to the economic vibrancy of the city and county goes well beyond teaching, driving research and innovation that grow companies and create jobs. MTIF is a prime example of this contribution.”
Professor Mark Biggs, head of the College of Science and Technology at Nottingham Trent University, added: “MTIF will improve people’s lives through the development of the next generation of medical technologies.
“It will support industry and enhance the regional economy in the areas of life sciences and healthcare, key priority sectors for the UK government.
“The technologies that will emerge from this initiative will improve the lives of people across the UK and beyond.”