UK Advanced Materials Industry
Get know the UK’s Advanced Materials industry and the companies innovating in biomaterials, composites and carbon-based materials. View sector trends, industry growth, key financial information and download our free sector report today.
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What are Advanced Materials?
Advanced Materials is an emerging trend of new materials with enhanced or superior properties being designed, produced and used to increase performance in the manufacturing industry.
There are a broad range of companies and start-ups in the UK working to create, commercialise and improve materials and products that incorporate Advanced Materials. Today the industry encompasses a wide range of practices from the creation of biomaterials and carbon-based materials to the development of technical ceramics and specialised metal alloys.
Advanced Materials are integral for the design, production and improvement of many innovative new products and devices, including lasers, fiber optics and smartphones.
Advanced Materials sector summary
Key information you should know about the Advanced Materials sector from our AI-driven platform of over 5 million companies:
- The Advanced Materials sector is getting a lot of attention from investors and is one of the top 10 fastest growing sectors for venture capital funding.
- The amount of Innovate UK grants is not increasing as fast in the Advanced Materials sector, as our other emerging economy sectors.
- Advanced Materials is in our top 10 for regional diversity.
Advanced Materials verticals
Our Advanced Materials RTIC is made up of 11 individual industry verticals, including verticals such as Biomaterials, Carbon-Based, Coatings. You can find out more about the verticals by buying a report, visualising the sector on our platform, or by downloading the data.
- Sector Code Description Records
- RTIC0034 Advanced Materials 2323 companies
Companies working to create, commercialise, and improve materials and products incorporating advanced materials. RTIC developed in partnership with government and experts from the KTN in Q1 2021.
- Advanced Materials: Biomaterials101 companies
Companies creating innovative bio materials
- Advanced Materials: Carbon-Based145 companies
Companies developing new carbon-based materials, like graphene
- Advanced Materials: Coatings572 companies
Companies developing coatings for advanced manufacturing products/technologies, or to be used in harsh environments
- Advanced Materials: Composites413 companies
Companies providing innovative composites
- Advanced Materials: Electrochemical151 companies
Companies providing electrochemical materials crucial for electronic devices
- Advanced Materials: Emergent131 companies
Companies pioneering the field of emergent materials, like 2D materials.
- Advanced Materials: Metals113 companies
Companies creating specialised alloys
- Advanced Materials: Optics and Photonics188 companies
Companies producing materials for the photonics and optics industry, and/or application of photonics and optics knowledge to new materials
- Advanced Materials: Polymers333 companies
Companies developing new polymer-based materials
- Advanced Materials: Technical Ceramics and Glass219 companies
Companies engaging in the production of technical ceramics and glass
- Advanced Materials: Technical Textiles245 companies
Companies dedicated to the development of technical textiles
Advanced Materials industry growth
We estimate that the UK Advanced Materials sector could be worth approximately £79.7bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.7%. Below you can see the five year turnover forecast for the RTIC from 2023 to 2027.
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– Summary of RTIC data & industry performance
– Overview of key verticals
– Geographic analysis & breakdown
– Key insights & trends
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