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Royenface, set up as a Newcastle University spin out, wants to continue growth
A NORTH-EAST technology firm, which was founded at a university, says it wants to create new jobs to maintain its rapid expansion.
Royenface, set up as a spin out of Newcastle University, uses advanced electrochemistry to change metals and components for the application of printed circuit boards and medical devices.
The firm, part of the Government's Growth Accelerator programme, says it needs more staff to cope with increased demand, and wants to bolster its workforce from six to 20 in the next year.
The Newcastle-based company was founded by electrochemist, professor Sudipta Roy, from Newcastle University, and has been helped by collaborative research funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programme.
Prof Roy said: “Our core technology has a myriad of uses within the multi-billion dollar electronics sector and in any industry requiring tailored treatment of metallic and alloy surfaces.
“We are anticipating exponential growth on the back of our world-leading expertise, which places us at the forefront of electrochemical understanding and the advancement of applied chemistry.
“Our goal is to lead the way in electrochemical application and process improvement.”
Royenface was one of the UK's first companies to join the Government’s Growth Accelerator scheme, which offers coaching, innovation and leadership and management training.
Jamie Ollivere, from the Growth Accelerator team, said: “Royenface is great example of market-led research and innovation and is typical of the kind of company that is joining the high growth programme.”
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