Help us to make a difference to the long term competitiveness of the Chemistry and Materials sector in the North West region

As a North West based business working in the Chemistry and Materials sector, we are seeking 15 minutes of your time to help us secure Government investment of £25m into the Chemistry and Materials sector.

Digital technologies such as AI, automation and advanced data analysis are already revolutionising the productivity of businesses. We are working on a bid to secure funding to set up a North West programme to accelerate adoption of these digital technologies by businesses within the Chemistry and Materials sectors. At this stage we have progressed through the preliminary stages of a funding bid. If we are successful we expect this programme to benefit your business through:

  • more local support, tuned to meet your needs to take advantage of technologies to improve your productivity and competitiveness
  • the materials cluster in the region maintaining its status and leadership as a magnet for skills and talent
  • a clear pathway to help develop new collaborations and insight to exploit new emerging markets and opportunities enabled by these digital technologies

Your input matters to us. In designing this project, we are keen to hear how best the proposed service can align with businesses needs and wants. We will retain your responses as confidential and they will not be shared at an individual level, although they will be combined with other survey responses to help us make the case for investment in the region. 


Who is seeking your input?

We are a consortium of leading research organisations based in the North West experienced in applying AI and Digital technologies to industry problems in the materials sector, including the Hartree Centre at STFC Daresbury Laboratory, the University of Liverpool and the Royce Institute. If you would like more background on initiative, or help with progressing the e-survey, please contact

Thank you for helping progress this important initiative.