Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre

Are you involved in the development or testing of fuel cells or related materials? Could you benefit from free access to world-leading expertise and facilities?

Manchester Metropolitan University is currently establishing The Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC). This initiative exists solely to support Manchester-based companies develop cutting-edge fuel cells and fuel cell materials and technologies. 

The Centre will house the latest equipment for use by businesses looking to develop materials and technologies to create green and emission-free energy, powering everything from our homes to our cars. Use of this equipment will be offered free to small businesses.

Read the Fuel Cell Brochure

Workshops

Greater Manchester SMEs within the LCEG sector can attend specialist workshops organised by the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre. 

Date Time Workshop Description
1 Nov 2018 9.30am - 4.30pm Market Opportunities for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

An introduction to Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, the faculty of Science and Engineering and the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre.

8 Nov 2018 9.30am - 4.30pm Rapid Innovation Techniques

A fully interactive session on how to configure and apply the “Design Thinking” method to create a rapid innovation process that can be used in any business.

15 Nov 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm Fuel Cell Innovation Group This Fuel Cell Innovation group is an opportunity to reflect on the specialist injections of knowledge and translate into practical actions.
22 Nov 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm Prototyping and 3D Printing

The role and benefits of rapid prototyping, including 3D printing, in new product and service development. How prototyping can reduce risk and cost.

This practical session will include a demonstration of the facilities at Print City including the cutting edge 3D printing and laser cutting technology.

6 Dec 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm Fuel Cell Innovation Group This Fuel Cell Innovation group is an opportunity to reflect on the specialist injections of knowledge and translate into practical actions.
13 Dec 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm Working with the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre How to collaborate with a research institution, accessing research and laboratory support. The session will also cover an overview of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and potential sources of funding.
TBA TBA Technical 1-2-1 A meeting with the research team to answer your questions about Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology
       

Possible Projects

  • Replacement of platinum in fuel cell electrodes
  • Development of catalytic materials for gas reforming of hydrogen
  • Development of sensors and diagnostics for performance monitoring
  • Development and commercialisation of nanomaterials
  • Ink-jet printing of graphene
  • Production of hydrogen from water with new catalytic surfaces
  • Access to analytical tools
  • 2D materials experimentation and testing
  • Silicone technologies exploitation

The Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre have also featured in the first edition of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal, which you can access on their website. 

Register your Interest

Contact the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre

 

Call: +44 (0)161 247 3871

Email: mfcic@mmu.ac.uk

 

Take a look at the official Fuel Cell Centre website for the latest news and information.

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