The Organic Materials Innovation Centre (OMIC) was one of five University Innovation Centres established by the UK government in late 2002. It received initial funding of £4.3m over five years from the Department of Trade and Industry.

Photograph of the department of Chemistry where the core of OMIC is housed.

The core of the centre is located in newly refurbished, state of the art laboratories on the first floor of the School of Chemistry, University of Manchester.

This hub houses OMIC staff and students working on chemical synthesis, characterization and device fabrication. It is a focal point for a wider network of staff and students across the University of Manchester, including chemists, physicists, pharmacists, engineers and materials scientists. See our members list for information about the group leaders engaged with OMIC.

OMIC helps companies innovate and grow through access to leading edge science in organic materials.

OMIC helps companies innovate and grow through access to leading edge science in organic materials. These materials include bulk, specialty and engineering polymers, oligomers, surfactants, lubricating oils and active ingredients for use in applications as diverse as coatings, electronics, biomaterials, packaging, home and personal care.

Today, OMIC is one of the core partners in the Knowledge Centre for Materials Chemistry (KCMC), which draws on scientific and technical expertise from across the UK to provide support for industry.

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