A Transformative and Sustainable Economy
The economy of the next 100 years will be a necessarily different one to the economy we experience today. The ongoing climate crisis, our fossil fuel dependency, raw material shortages and the possibility of supply chain disruptions call for innovative, responsible and sustainable solutions.
For researchers at Queen’s, the strategic priorities and expertise are clear. We will continue to focus our efforts on established and emerging areas such as intelligent manufacturing and service delivery, advanced and sustainable materials, solutions to future transport requirements, understanding and harnessing high energy and ultra-fast processes, the creative industries, economic growth and the role of financial markets and institutions.
We also understand that successful and sustainable economies are about people as well as products. They must be underpinned by intercultural and international understanding, equal access to opportunity, and social justice at all levels.
Impact Case Studies
Making banking crisis proof: Helping the Bank of England and financial analysts learn from past crises
- Intelligent manufacturing and service delivery
- Advanced and sustainable materials
- Future transport
- Sustainable energy and manufacturing
- Understanding the extremes - high energy and ultra-fast processes
- Gender and Leadership
Driving Innovation in Clinical Health Care Through
The Belfast Region City Deal
The Queen’s led Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre will provide the springboard for manufacturing innovation in Northern Ireland, providing a specialised environment for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering sectors to access the very latest manufacturing technology and Industry 4.0 smart automation, supported by experienced, professional engineers and a state-of-the-art Factory of the Future.
AMIC builds on 50 years of sustained Queen's innovation and industry support through the Northern Ireland Technology Centre (NITC), the Polymers Processing Research Centre (PPRC) and the more recent university-industry partnership, NI Advanced Composites and Engineering (NIACE), and will consolidate and enhance these existing facilities.