AMCASH supports West Midlands-based SMEs to improve their products and processes.  We provide access to the University of Birmingham’s materials science expertise and our state-of-art facilities.

By working with us, companies have accelerated their product and process development, thereby delivering improved profits.

Focussed on materials, AMCASH delivers short-term practical consultancy support – for FREE!

AMCASH, a part-ERDF funded initiative, has supported some 300 small-to-medium sized businesses (SMEs) and delivered more than £50m net economic impact.

Our offer of a minimum two days of funded work includes:

  • Access to R&D facilities
  • Analytical services
  • Research
  • Consultancy
  • Collaborative projects

Funding is now extended through to 2023!

Can we help your business?

If you have:

  • Less than 250 staff
  • Turnover less than €50m
  • Business based in one of the following Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas:
    • Greater Birmingham & Solihull
    • Black Country
    • Coventry & Warwickshire
    • The Marches
    • Stoke & Staffordshire

Contact us to find out how we can make our R&D expertise work for you.

Businesses are reconfiguring their operations and adapting new practices, processes and supply chains. All this amidst financial constraints on investment.

AMCASH is a free support mechanism to deliver business improvement

  • Reduce waste
  • Optimise output
  • Develop supply chains
  • Benchmarking and products

SME Business Engagement:
Michael Small

Project Management:
Michael Taylor

Microscopy and Materials Characterisation
Theme led by Dr Yu-Lung Chiu

Theme led by Dr Mike Jenkins

Computational Modelling
Theme led by Professor Paul Bowen

Ceramic Science & Engineering
Theme led by Profesor Jon Binner

  • Successful Phase 1 of AMCASH (2017-2019)
  • Over 200 SMEs supported to date
  • Improved quality, reduced waste, de-risked new product development
  • £48.8 million net economic impact *
  • Funding now extended through 2022

*Source: Summative Assessment, Final Report, AMCASH, University of Birmingham, September 2019