The CNH offers access to academic staff from the Colleges of Engineering and Science, the School of Medicine, Health Board (NHS) clinicians, and industry. This 1600m2 purpose build open access facility provides a technology and innovation base for industry and academia in Wales, UK and beyond. To date CNH has initiated many collaborative projects with industry and other HEIs realising more than £20 Million further investment.
The CNH started life as growing activity between Swansea’s Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Centre in the College of Engineering, and the School of Medicine before being developed into a major project. The £21.6M project started in 2009, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Swansea University, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Welsh Government Department for Health and Social Services and the Private Sector.
The new CNH facility, which opened in 2012, is located on the Singleton Hospital site, immediately adjacent to Swansea University’s Singleton Park campus, and situated within the Institute of Life Science 2 (ILS2) building.