The findings will help the group to develop the best approach, tied to business need, for its current and future activities.
Membership of the MICG is made up of blue-chip companies and SMEs including Morgan Advanced Materials , Rolls-Royce, JCB and Lucideon - as well as the universities of Birmingham, Leicester and Loughborough.
In early August, the group was successful in accessing the first round of government funding, provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship ‘Strength in Places Fund.’
Tony Kinsella of Lucideon, a lead partner of the group, said: “We are at an exciting stage in the process and it is important that we collaborate with as many businesses as possible to shape the future and make the Midlands the go-to location for global R&D and production of advanced ceramics. Carrying out detailed research will play a key part of that.”