Pounds 7m Research and Training Boost for Steel Industry; Universities Join Hands with 22 Firms
Byline: Aled Blake
WALES' under-pressure steel industry was given a boost yesterday when a multi-million-pound research and development programme was unveiled with European funding.
The programme aims to develop steel technology and products by universities and firms in the industry.
The pounds 7m Steel Training Research and Innovation Partnership (Strip) will use European structural funds to support Welsh universities and colleges carrying out research and development.
Under the scheme, masters and doctorate studies for graduates will be funded, as well as the up-skilling of existing workers in the industry.
It will be led by Swansea University, with Bangor, Cardiff and Glyndwe r universities …
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