About KCMC

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KCMC facilitates valuable R&D collaborations between business and academia in the chemistry-using industries. It does this to encourage and accelerate product and process innovations in advanced materials faster at a reduced cost and risk. This allows KCMC to deliver a positive impact on business performance and boost the UK economy.

KCMC is hosted by CPI, an independent technology innovation centre and founding member of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The partnership enables KCMC to connect companies with the capabilities of its host CPI and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, thereby supporting them from manufacture through to commercialisation.

KCMC has now been an active player in the chemistry and advanced materials industries since March 2009.

Connecting Business and Academia

Connecting Business and Academia

At KCMC, we connect the business community to the latest university-based research and trends, government policies and initiatives, and the funding landscape of the materials and materials science sectors. 

Our extensive network of connections throughout the materials industry has led to a diverse range of partnerships that would otherwise be highly unlikely in the current landscape.


Facilitating R&D Collaborations

By facilitating conversations between academics, university technology transfer teams and businesses, as facilitated by KCMC, can therefore also reduce the risk and time involved in setting up R&D collaborations.