Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Major Japanese company announces Northwest research collaboration

Abstract:
Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd, a Japan based manufacturer, has selected Professor Paul O'Brien and his research team in the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester to form a research collaboration, with help from the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA).

Major Japanese company announces Northwest research collaboration

EU | Posted on August 19th, 2009

Murata, the world's largest global manufacturers of electronic devices, has signed a deal with the University to work on a research and development collaboration in the field of nanotechnology. Murata is a major employer in Asia and currently employs over 33,000 staff.

Japan is the second largest Asian supplier of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects to the UK. It remains the most significant investor from Asia and continues to supply world-class innovation through high quality projects. In 2008/09, Japan contributed 81 new projects and created 1,405 new jobs, the sixth largest FDI source to the UK.

The NWDA and the region's overseas team based in Japan together with UKTI have worked closely with Murata since 2007, when they first indicated an interest in forming an R&D collaboration in the field of nanotechnology with a UK university, to secure this partnership for the Northwest. After detailed discussions with the NWDA and Professor Paul O'Brien the company have selected the University of Manchester as the academic institution with which they wish to form this partnership.

Mark Hughes, NWDA Executive Director of Economic Development, said:

"This research collaboration is great news for the University of Manchester and testimony to the strength of the region's reputation for research and development. The Agency has been working closely with Murata for some time to secure this for the region and I am pleased that work has now begun on the project, which may lead to further investment by Murata in future."

Yukio Sakabe, Senior Corporate Advisor of Murata, said:

"We, Murata, feel very happy and honoured to be able to start collaboration works with The University of Manchester, with help from the NWDA. I am convinced that new technology and business in the field of nanotechnology are realised in future from this project collaborating with basic science of the university and engineering of Murata."

Professor Paul O'Brien, Professor of Inorganic Materials at The University of Manchester, said:

"I very much welcome this collaboration with Murata, which provides access to skills and equipment in Japan and training for a Japanese scientist in some leading edge aspects of nanotechnology in my laboratories."

For further information and to view all press releases visit us at www.nwda.co.uk/press

####

About Northwest Regional Development Agency
The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) leads the economic development and regeneration of England's Northwest. As a business-led organisation, the NWDA provides a crucial link between the needs of business and Government policies. As such, a major responsibility for the Agency is to help create an environment in which businesses in the region can flourish through offering business support, encouraging new start-ups, matching skills provision to employer needs and bringing business investment into the region.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
For further information please contact Sarah Moston, Press Officer, on 01925 400 552 or 07810 528 471 or

Copyright © Northwest Regional Development Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Jobs

SUNY Poly & M+W Make Major Announcement: Major Expansion To Include M+W Owned Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation That Will Create up to 400 Jobs to Develop Solar Power Plants at SUNY Poly Sites Across New York State March 26th, 2015

Is US immigration policy 'STEMming' innovation? Study sheds light on why foreign STEM students stay in US or return home March 11th, 2015

Nanotech Discoveries Move from Lab to Marketplace with Lintec Deal: Licensing Partnership Brings Together University Technology, New Richardson-Based Facility Directed by Alumni February 9th, 2015

Secretary Vilsack Announces Partnership to Advance Commercial Potential of Cellulosic Nanomaterial from Wood December 11th, 2013

Announcements

Happily ever after: Scientists arrange protein-nanoparticle marriage: New biotech method could lead to development of HIV vaccine, targeted cancer treatment April 20th, 2015

Nondestructive 3-D Imaging of Biological Cells with Sound April 20th, 2015

Advances in molecular electronics: Lights on -- molecule on: Researchers from Dresden and Konstanz succeed in light-controlled molecule switching April 20th, 2015

Yale-NUS, NUS and UT Austin researchers establish theoretical framework for graphene physics: Making strides towards using graphene to create new electronic devices April 20th, 2015

Alliances/Partnerships/Distributorships

How can you see an atom? (video) April 10th, 2015

FibeRio and VF Corporation Form Strategic Partnership to Lead the Apparel and Footwear Markets in Nanofiber Technology April 8th, 2015

UK National Graphene Institute Selects Bruker as Official Partner: World-Leading Graphene Research Facility Purchases Multiple Bruker AFMs April 7th, 2015

NXP and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announce Production of 40nm Embedded Non-Volatile Memory Technology: Co-developed technology to leverage GLOBALFOUNDRIES 40nm process technology platform March 24th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project