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Rolls-Royce research & technology Importance of university partnerships

Neil Takei VP Business Development - Japan Š2011 Rolls-Royce plc The information in this document is the property of Rolls-Royce plc and may not be copied or communicated to a third party, or used for any purpose other than that for which it is supplied without the express written consent of Rolls-Royce plc. This information is given in good faith based upon the latest information available to Rolls-Royce plc, no warranty or representation is given concerning such information, which must not be taken as establishing any contractual or other commitment binding upon Rolls-Royce plc or any of its subsidiary or associated companies.


Four global markets Underlying revenue £10.9bn*

Civil Aerospace

Defence Aerospace







R&D Expenditure £923m *2010 results

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Rolls-Royce Technology ‘Vision’ z Vision5 – Near term O O

Latest ‘on-the-shelf’ technologies applied to existing architectures Near term upgrade and improvement programmes

Trent 1000

z Vision10 – Next generation O O

Leading edge, technology validation. Technologies currently at demonstration stage




z Vision20 – Future generation O O O

Includes technologies that are currently emerging or as yet unproven Advanced environmental and efficiency Targets for aircraft, engines and systems.

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The ACARE Goals Half current perceived average noise levels Reduce CO2 by 50% per passenger km 80% cut in NOx


Research and Technology management Rolls-Royce Strategic Intent

New Product Planning

Full Concept Definition

R&T Strategy Planning

Strategic Research

Applied Research


Product Production Realisation

New Capability Realisation

Technology Validation • Generic • Project specific

Global Academic Network

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Service Support


• Facilities • People/skills • Supply Chain • Infrastructure

Research and Technology Programme

Benefits of University Research Environment z Specialised skills z ‘Time to think’ O Escape from short term problems z Challenge and dialogue O Multi-sectoral perspective z Long term capability development O Recruitment & training skilled personnel

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Centres of Excellence – Since 1985 z Rolls-Royce progressively introduced a ‘Centres of Excellence’ approach for >90% of all its academic research z Focused on proven, world-class research groups z Sponsored and “owned” by internal engineering teams z Dismantled competing internal research z Growth initially in UK then increasingly international as the Company global footprint expanded

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Critical success factors z Central control of policy, direction and budgets z Partnership with Government agencies O O O

Funding and support for university infrastructure Support for complementary basic research Support to attract key researchers

z Up front agreement on IPR, publication, etc. z Joint review and measurement of quality, results, IPR capture, technology and skilled staff transfer z Customisation of approach for different countries and cultures

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Global Research Network Cooling and secondary flow Karlsruhe Performance in a Seaway Trondheim

Hydrodynamics Chalmers, Gothenberg

High-Mach Propulsion Purdue, USA

CCAPS UVa & Virginia Tech Design Georgia Tech

Multidisciplinary Process Integration Cottbus

Turbines Madrid (ITP)

High power Computing Illinois

Lightweight Structures and Materials Dresden

Fuel Cell Systems Genoa

Combustion, Noise, Aerothermal Methods DLR Cologne/Stuttgart

Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics Xi’an China

Combustor and Turbine Aerothermal Interactions Darmstadt Thermal management PNU Korea

CCAMS Virginia

Aerospace Materials NIMS Japan

A*Star Singapore Advanced Forming Research Centre Strathclyde AFRC Materials Partnership Cambridge, Birmingham & Swansea Solid Mechanics Oxford Performance Cranfield

Gas Turbine Transmission Systems Nottingham

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Sheffield AMRC Combustion System Aerothermal Processes Loughborough

Composites Bristol

MTC Midlands

Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics Oxford (Osney lab)

Electrical Systems for Extreme Environments Manchester

Commercial in Confidence

NUS Singapore

Manufacturing Technology Nottingham

Electrical Power Systems Strathclyde

Computational Engineering Southampton

NTU Singapore

University Gas Turbine Partnership (UGTP) Cambridge

Nuclear Engineering Manchester

Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives Sheffield NCC Bristol

Control & Systems Engineering Sheffield

Vibration Imperial College

Thermo-Fluid Systems Surrey Noise Southampton

Nuclear Engineering Imperial College

UTCs Research centres & other partnerships Developing or in construction


Advanced Manufacturing Research Centres UK (AxRC) New AxRC in the UK

AFRC (Advanced Forming Research Centre) • • • •

NAMRC (Nuclear Adv Manufacturing Research Centre) • Location - AMP Sheffield & Manchester Univ • Funding – BIS YF & NWDA • Subject – Manuf Techy, training & accreditation • Sheffield and Manchester Universities

Location - Glasgow UK Funding – Scottish Enterprise Subject – Forging & Forming Strathclyde University


NAMRC AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) • • • •

Location - Sheffield UK Funding – Yorkshire Forward Subject – Machining & Measurement Sheffield University

AMRC And Rolls-Royce Factory of the Future MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre) • Location - Ansty UK • Funding – AWM & EMDA • Subject – Automation, Fixturing, Joining, etc • Birmingham, Loughborough, Nottingham Unis

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New AxRC in the UK

AMRC NCC (National Composites Centre) • Location - South West • Funding – BIS and SWRDA • Subject – Composites • Bristol University


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