The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) provided capital for the completion of the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Center (PEMC) which is a joint project of Plymouth University and JEOL Limited.
The Plymouth University is one of the Top 50 research institutions in UK. With Its rich heritage dating back from 1862, the Plymouth University is consistently on top rating in teaching and research. Helping over hundreds of business in UK has always been an advocacy of the University.
On the other hand, JEOL limited, is a market leader in Microscope sales, joins Plymouth University on their advocacy in building the Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre by providing the apparatus.
The amount of the project is said to be around 1.3 pounds for a three year period. It is the collective funding by the University, JEOL and other resources along with the ERDF contribution.
One of the purposes of this project is to provide assistance to local business in Plymouth and of South West of England. The Plymouth University will give training and assistance to small companies which will enhance the growth of local commerce and industry.
The new facility is also expected to provide additional jobs in Plymouth. The addition of the three electron microscopy machines in Plymouth University will also connect and develop a stronger relationship with big companies in UK. Local businesses will be given further assistance by showcasing awareness events about the benefits of the new technology to businesses in Plymouth and all of England.
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