University Technology Centre (UTC)

The Rolls-Royce Group began building the network with the establishment of the first UTC in 1990 to pool research activities at selected universities and research centres - initially in the UK - and then progressively worldwide.
Each UTC or research centre represents cutting-edge research in engineering fields. The agreements are of a long-term nature and serve in particular to promote technology development and transfer as well as the mutual exchange of scientists. The cooperation goes far beyond the usual scope of pure project work and allows the institutions exclusive access to services and information.
In addition to the UK, UTCs and/or research centres exist in Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, USA, Korea and Singapore.
In 2005, the BTU became the first university in Germany to join this exclusive, worldwide network.
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