Innovation: Why?

To meet the needs of our customers both now and in the future, the NSG Group must continually innovate for the following purpose.

  • Product developments
  • Process improvements / new technology
  • Novel materials to provide the basis of next generation products

We need an innovation pipeline to deliver quick wins, as well as long term goals. It is obvious that not all innovation will be successful, therefore, we need to keep a balance of low risk and higher risk developments.

Internal developments tend to be lower risk but working with Universities allows us to pursue higher risk and longer term goals. The NSG Group will try to find the best collaboration to achieve goals and make innovation happen!

University Collaborations

The Incubator within R&D leads many of our University partnerships. External relationships bring new perspectives and ideas to the NSG group and academic experts provide a depth of knowledge on technology that we may not have internally.

We support University interactions by leveraging funding opportunities from Governments or funding directly in countries where we have large manufacturing and/or R&D presence.

What Support Does the NSG Group Provide?

  • PhD and EngD projects: Funding of students to carry out research as part of their doctoral studies.
  • Postdoctoral projects: Funding of researchers to investigate areas of interest to NSG Group.
  • Collaborative projects involving start-ups, large corporates and Universities.
  • Involvement in major international programmes.
  • Short term contracts: Focused projects to assist NSG Group with specific topics.
  • Hackathons: Innovation sessions with leading Universities to solve challenges.
  • Sample supply: The Group provides glass products widely to support future developments.

Case Study : University of Liverpool

Material discovery & development: University of Liverpool

  • The NSG TEC™ platform is world leading but to meet our customers needs, we must continue to innovate
  • There is a need for new materials to provide the next generation of NSG TEC™
  • Strategic relationship with the University of Liverpool, focusing on discovery of new materials
  • State-of-the-art computational methods, combined with experimental syntheses
  • Prof Matt Rosseinsky's Group in the Materials Innovation Factory is exploring a new class of transparent conductors
  • AI/ML techniques supported by the Hartree National Supercomputing facility
  • Promising results and new IP being generated

NSG supported PhD students at the Materials Innovation factory, University of Liverpool

Catherine Eagle, Tom Beesley, Luke Skilander, Rory Back (NSG R&D), Prof Matt Rosseinsky, Federico Ottomano, Dr Su Varma (NSG R&D), Dr Troy Manning and Anna Krowitz (From left to right)

The NSG Group is proud to partner with Universities globally on a wide variety of research themes. For more information click here.

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