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Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation


AME is a world-class facility for exploring and developing tomorrow’s manufacturing and engineering technologies.

We work with key funders, academic partners and business to identify the strategic industrial challenges facing the UK and how we can overcome them to deliver global competitive advantage in electrification, digital manufacturing, and sustainable technologies.

Our research is focused on tackling challenges in:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Assisted living technologies
  • Capital goods
  • Consumer goods
  • Rail

AME Three Step Strategy: Challenge - Technology - Research

Step 1

Identify the key industrial challenges to be addressed and the key partners to work alongside the AME academic team.

Industrial Challenges

Industry roadmaps for:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Rail
  • Capital Goods
  • Consumer Goods

Industrial Policy:

  • Net-zero commitments at local, regional and national levels
  • Made Smarter

Teaching and training needs within:

  • Engineering
  • Technology and innovation management
  • Change and transformation
  • Manufacturing and engineering leadership

Step 2

Identify the key enabling technologies with potential to add value and address the challenges faced by our industrial partners.

Enabling Technology

  • Information and communications technology
  • Flexible, adaptive and collaborative robotics
  • Mechatronic technologies and systems
  • Material processing technology
  • Production technologies

Step 3

Identify and address the key areas for research and innovation that will contribute to our teaching, research and business growth targets.

Research and Innovation Areas

Research and Funding

AME is continuing to target opportunities and contracts with a range of domestic and international funders, including Cenex, the EU Commission, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Innovate UK, the Advanced Propulsion Centre, and commercial projects directly funded by industry.

We have a proven track record for delivering projects on time and developing new technologies and products that can be immediately commercialised.

AME also offers:

  • State-of-the-art testing facilities to allow projects to be developed faster
  • Access to a range of engineering and manufacturing disciplines
  • Ability to contextualise work using the latest equipment and machinery
  • Real time collaboration between academia and industry
  • Ongoing live manufacturing projects
  • Additional support from Coventry University’s Clean Growth and Future Mobility Research Theme


AME supports UK manufacturers in commercialising outstanding research, delivering over £70m of research and development projects since 2014. Find out more about AME's projects.

Funded PhD projects

AME is part of the Centre for Manufacturing and Materials, offering a thriving student community who are integral to the success of everything we do and who contribute to our wide-ranging research portfolio. View our current opportunities.