Innovation leaders in the West Midlands have called on the UK Government to consider the region as a home for the UK’s next Gigafactory.
Dr Clive Hickman, the leader of the Manufacturing Technology Centre, and Margot James, the executive chair at WMG, University of Warwick have made the West Midlands’ compelling case for a new battery technology Gigafactory which would support the heart of the UK’s auto industry.
The West Midlands is uniquely placed to host this vital manufacturing infrastructure, which will help ensure that the UK is able successfully to transition to electric vehicles and ultimately meet its net-zero goals by 2050.
Dr Clive Hickman, chief executive of the MTC, said:
Margot James, executive chair, WMG, University of Warwick said:
The MTC was founded by the University of Birmingham, Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and TWI Ltd, and its industrial members include some of the UK’s major global manufacturers.
The MTC aims to provide a competitive environment to bridge the gap between university-based research and the development of innovative manufacturing solutions.
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