UK Government funding for CS Connected

CSconnected project receives UK government funding provided through UK Research & Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund
Cardiff, 26 June 2020: The UK Government has today announced the first wave of funding through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship Strength in Places Fund in which a major £43.74M project with South Wales’ compound semiconductor cluster has been approved and will be supported by £25.44M funding from Strength in Places.
The project “CSConnected” is based around integrating research excellence with the unique regional supply chains in advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing.
Compound semiconductors are critical components across a wide range of new technologies and the primary aim of the CSconnected project is to develop a competitive advantage in key enabling technologies which will allow the UK to increase trade globally in critical sectors such as communications, 5G, autonomous systems, electric vehicles and medical devices - all opportunities the UK must act on to secure our long-term future prosperity.
The twelve project partners include:
Cardiff University (lead partner)
Newport Wafer Fab (NWF)
Cardiff Capital Region City Deal;
Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult;
Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC);
IQE Plc; Rockley Photonics; Swansea University;
SPTS Technologies; and Welsh Government;
Dr Paul James, Managing Director of Newport Wafer Fab said:
“Today’s announcement is excellent news for Wales and the UK, providing a unique opportunity to harness the excellent Cluster RD&I capabilities, NWF provides the critical link, enabling CS Connected to convert its technology into applications that will drive the fourth industrial revolution “.
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