The University’s strategic investment in high quality, high profile research facilities over the past decade fosters innovation and creativity and reflects Salford's focus on real world, people-centred research.
- The Research Hotel
- Science and Engineering Research
- Energy House
- Acoustics Facilities
- Digital Media Performance Lab
- Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research Gait Lab
- Centre for Virtual Environments and Future Media
The Research Hotel is in a prime location within our new premises at MediaCityUK and builds on the desire to create a genuine community, where collaborative relationships can grow and flourish. The interdisciplinary space is designed to stimulate new ideas, develop new projects, and support the formation of new alliances across traditional boundaries.
A competitive application process ensures 16 workstations are utilised by a shifting population of researchers from across the university, with flexible residency periods supporting a range of project needs. The Research Hotel also welcomes a range of visitors, partners and associates to support academic partnerships and key industrial and commercial collaborations. The Research Hotel is managed and supported by the Research and Innovation Team at MediaCityUK, who also programme related events and work to identify new opportunities for residents.
It is envisioned that the Research Hotel will promote an internal collaborative culture that will feed into externally facing initiatives such as FIRM (Framework for Innovation & Research in MediaCityUK), and provide a model of good practice that can be extended from MediaCityUK and developed across the University.
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Salford Analytical Services (SAS) is a specialised University commercial venture bringing together research, enterprise and state-of-the-art facilities. Run by senior technical consultant managers with over 45 years industrial experience between them, SAS has an excellent comprehensive collection of key analytical instruments. Our core analytical techniques include Microscopy, Spectroscopy, and X-Ray Diffraction.
As well as providing an invaluable service to researchers in the University, SAS works with many major blue chip organisations, providing expert consultancy support for problem-solving and routine analytical requirements.
Additional research facilities within the School of Computing, Science and Engineering, administered by the School's STAR Commercial Enterprise Unit include Cestode Diagnostics, Engineering & Design Consultancy, Salford Glycomics, Heavy Structures Testing, Rapid Prototyping, Thermal Lab and Wind Tunnels.
Salford Energy House is an “old-build” traditional Salford style house (c.1920s) that has been constructed from reclaimed materials to represent 20% of the UK’s current building stock.
The house has been constructed within an environmentally controllable laboratory in which levels of heat, light, humidity and even wind can be independently adjusted and managed; enabling the development and testing of new low-carbon materials, technologies and products.
For further details please contact Steve Waterworth, Energy Hub Manager, at email@example.com or on 0161 295 6347.
THINKlab is a futuristic and spacious research environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Colour, light, sound and technology combine to provide an atmospheric, stylish space that stimulates debate, collaboration and innovation and facilitates research related to Information and Communication Technologies, providing answers to challenges faced by industry, commerce and the community.
THINKlab is committed to conducting interdisciplinary research to address complex social, economic and environmental challenges. Research at the Thinklab aims to develop innovative digital solutions to the challenges faced by industry and the community.
For further details please contact Carla Kocsis, Facility Coordinator Thinklab, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0161 295 6579.
Salford has world class acoustic facilities which include an anechoic chamber, semi-anechoic chambers, transmission suite, reverberation chamber, silencer test rig, listening rooms, recording studios, music technology and video suites.
For further details, please contact Professor Yui Wai Lam, email@example.com or on 0161 295 5684.
This high-end performance space opened in October 2011 at the University’s new campus at MediaCityUK in Salford Quays.
The technical facilities of the DMPL combine the technology of a TV studio, the excitement and entertainment of live theatre with the visual experience of cinema. Its technical infrastructure is that of a black box theatre, hard wired over a grid at floor and ceiling grid levels controlled from a fully equipped flexible control room with verbal connection via a digital intercom system.
This suite of equipment is designed to collect objective data on human kinetics and kinematics, muscular activity and other physiological measures. It features the latest motion tracking and analysis software, and is currently being enhanced by infrastructure funding. It is at the forefront of multidisciplinary clinical research at Salford.
For further details, please contact Rich Jones, Gait Lab Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0161 295 2295.
This is the UK's leading centre researching telepresence and has an unprecedented critical mass of systems and hardware to support its research goals, including ‘the Octave’, a reconfigurable octagonal projection system that can be broken down and recompiled into many types of industrially familiar systems to assess best fit for emerging applications.
For further details, please contact John O'Hare at email@example.com or on 0161 295 32.