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Bringing together business, research organisations and government to accelerate growth of midlands manufacturing

The Industrial Policy Research Centre (IPRC) brings together businesses, research organisations and government to co-create the 'thought leadership' needed to accelerate the growth of the manufacturing sector in the Midlands, enabling the region to once again be recognised globally for its manufacturing excellence.

The Midlands is a region famed for its manufacturing sector, once dubbed ‘the workshop of the world’, manufacturing, innovation and creativity are part of the Midlands’ identity and heritage. The Industrial Policy Research Centre (IPRC) will rebuild the Midlands’ national and international reputation for being at the leading edge of manufacturing innovation.

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INDUSTRIAL POLICY RESEARCH CENTRE TEAM

The IPRC Team is directed by Professor Chris White, Visiting Professor of Industrial Strategy at Loughborough University, with administrative and engineering support from the MTC, and innovation and partner engagement and innovation representation from Loughborough. The IPRC Supervisory Board includes Dr Clive Hickman, CEO of the MTC, and Chris White, together with senior representatives from Birmingham, Loughborough and Nottingham universities.

ABOUT THE INDUSTRIAL POLICY RESEARCH CENTRE

The IPRC is a collaborative venture between the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and Loughborough University, launched in October 2020 by Loughborough Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison.

The IPRC will focus on activities to help support manufacturing in the Midlands. However, it will also have a remit to look at both national and international landscapes, to help ensure that the Midlands is recognised as the destination for manufacturing within the national place agenda.

The IPRC will generate papers and industrial policy positioning documents and reports, intended to influence and align with policy and balance the MTC’s technology delivery activities with manufacturing insight. The IPRC will cover all aspects of industrial (manufacturing) strategy. From the government’s role in industry to skills, and employee wellbeing, to be delivered as core ‘products’ on which its reputation will be based. 

INDUSTRIAL POLICY RESEARCH WHITE PAPERS

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