Learn more about Royce at Imperial

The Royce Mission

The Henry Royce Institute supports world-recognised excellence in UK materials research, accelerating commercial exploitation of innovations and delivering positive economic and societal impact for the UK:

  • Enabling national materials research foresight, collaboration and strategy
  • Providing access to the latest facilities and capability
  • Catalysing industrial collaboration and exploitation of materials research
  • Fostering materials science skills development, innovation training and outreach

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The UK National Institute for Advanced Materials

The Henry Royce Institute operates as a hub and spoke model, with the hub at The University of Manchester and spokes at the founding partners.

The Royce partners include the universities of Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London, as well as UKAEA and NNL. 


Advanced Materials for a Sustainable Society

The Henry Royce Institute’s vision of ‘Advanced Materials for a Sustainable Society is enabled through a UK-wide network of academic champions developing technology to address global challenges.

These challenges range from biomedical devices through plastics sustainability to energy-efficient devices; supporting key national targets such as our zero-carbon 2050 target. 

  • Transition to Zero Carbon
    New modes of energy generation, storage and use - from hydrogen to fusion power and energy-efficient devices.

  • Sustainable Manufacture
    Efficient housing, clean transport and transforming foundation industries for clean manufacturing.

  • Digital Communications
    Low energy storage for data. Quantum technologies for computing, sensors and data storage.

  • Circular Economy
    Rethinking the way we use plastic and engage with waste streams. Developing truly degradable materials.

  • Health & Wellbeing
    Reducing carbon emissions and enabling clean water production. Delivering personalised medicine and supporting the ageing population.