some of the representatives present at the signing of the MoU between Ricardo and the University of Sheffield AMRC
Memo of Understanding heralds closer co-operation on research and development
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global engineering company Ricardo.
As global specialists in transport, security, energy, scarce resources and waste, Ricardo has extensive experience of working within a variety of ground transportation sectors, such as automotive, commercial and industrial vehicles, motorsport, motorcycles and rail.
The AMRC aims to develop innovative products and manufacturing methods for the automotive and vehicle production industry that will increase capacity, capability and competitiveness for UK companies. The group’s longer term goal is to maintain the UK automotive industry as a world leader in advanced low emission powertrain and vehicle production.
The MoU builds on a relationship between the AMRC and Ricardo, which started with Ricardo sponsoring a programme of doctoral students supported by the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Engineering and AMRC. These studentships are jointly investigating electric motor design and manufacture.
The MoU will bring about a more comprehensive period of collaboration to cover joint research and development projects.
Professor Keith Ridgway CBE, Executive Chairman of the AMRC Group, said: “I am delighted that the initial collaboration with Ricardo has developed to this stage and look forward to collaboration and a wide range of automotive projects. It is important for the Sheffield City Region and UK as a whole that the AMRC develops in this direction.”