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The benefit will extend well beyond Unipart and its supply chain. It will support growth in research and development for a priority sector of the economy, and an increase in graduates to meet the regional and national shortfall in engineers.
The venture is a partnership between Coventry University and Unipart Group through its Unipart Manufacturing Group, UMG. Unipart Group is a highly diversified company with a turnover of £1 billion, and employs over 7,500 people worldwide, but with the majority working in the England.
With a purpose-designed building on Unipart’s site in Coventry, the Institute will deliberately operate in a real-world manufacturing environment. Student projects and joint research programmes will be delivered under industry-quality requirements and timelines.
The Institute seeks to build on the experience of industry collaboration at Lincoln and Liverpool Universities. This will create a new ‘best practice’ model of collaboration between universities and manufacturing industry which is transferable to other HEIs.
The Institute will contribute to the growth of high-value manufacturing in England by:
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