UMIC has had a successful start to the New Year seeing several new tenants move into the Innovation Centre’s Incubator Building and Core Technology Facility with the help of Marie, UMIC’s new Contracts and Customer Liaison Executive.
Over the Christmas period, UMIC welcomed new tenant Eco FS to the Incubator Building.
Eco FS is the developer of Solveco Degreasing Technology which has enabled one of the UK's largest user of trichloroethylene to reduce 200 ton/year consumption to 0. Eco FS is currently represented in Europe, US and India and has recently begun working with a number of aerospace and precision tubing companies.
UMIC also welcomed long-standing virtual tenant and University spin-out, Ai2 into a laboratory within the Incubator and an office within the Core Technology Facility.
Ai2 develops innovative technology to prevent infection on a wide range of commonly used medical devices like urinary catheters, stents and wound dressings. Their products are proprietary human protein-like substances which safely and cost-effectively inhibit bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Additionally, the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, the School of Medicine and MAHSC (Manchester Academic Health Science Centre) have also taken a wing on the first floor of the Core Technology Facility.
MAHSC - is a partnership between The University of Manchester, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, NHS Salford (Salford Primary Care Trust), Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. The seven founding partners of MAHSC combine excellence in academia, clinical service delivery, research management and education to serve a population that has some of the poorest health in the country.
Finally, long-standing UMIC tenant and University spin-out, Nanoco have expanded and have joined the University in taking space on the first floor.
Nanoco Plc is a a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials with applications in electronics, solar energy, bio-imaging and counterfeit protection. Nanoco has become the first company in the world to ship production-level quantities of Quantum Dots and can easily configure them to meet custom performance specifications.
Appointed on the 1st November, Marie Sutton is UMIC’s Contracts and Customer Liaison Executive. Marie’s role involves managing the induction of new tenants, client liaison services and sub-contractor contracts, and performance across UMIC’s facilities.
Marie explains: “The Innovation centre allows me to work with a variety of tenant companies across our 3 facilities from Web Designs at North Campus Incubator to Stem Cell Research at our Incubator Building. Working as a contracts manager is a very diverse and enjoyable role which has given me the opportunity to work across many different exciting sectors.”