ECF in Manufacturing Research

Vision and Mission Statements


We will re-establish the United Kingdom as the global manufacturing leader by fostering future research and leadership through early career development, multidisciplinary collaboration, attracting stakeholder investment and influencing policy.


As an evolving network of promising manufacturing researchers from diverse sectors, we will achieve the following:

  • Pioneer the development of next-generation manufacturing capability and capacity that will underpin the growth of the UK and world economies
  • Fast-track the maturation of future research leaders
  • Drive and direct the UK manufacturing landscape though policy development, industry engagement and outreach activities
  • Generate innovative, world-class, research advancements
  • Develop relevant and accessible education programmes, setting the benchmark for manufacturing education worldwide.