“A series of collaborative R&D adventures”
Ben Walsh, Interim Deputy Director for Transforming Foundation Industries at Innovate UK, Andrew McDermott, Technical Director of the British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) and Chair of the Ceramic Society of the Institute of Materials, Metals and Mining (IOM3), Veronica Sanchez-Romaguera, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Advanced Materials at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Eugenio Zapata-Solvas, Chair of the UK Chapter of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), are teaming up to facilitate a session discussion around collaborative R&D; challenges & opportunities.
The aim of this session is to highlight how collaboration between academia and industry can solve real world problems, making businesses more competitive in a demanding commercial environment. The session will look at how to overcome the barriers preventing industry and academia talking to each other. The session will discuss how to develop successful collaborative research projects, the barriers and where government funding and agencies can support your research. This panel session will focus on:
- Why industry and academia should collaborate
- Discussing how to develop partnerships
- Examples of successful collaboration
- Potential pitfalls and how to avoid them
- Where to go for funding.
Innovate UK is UK’s Innovation Agency, part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
KTN is Innovate UK\'s network partner and also provides innovation networking for other funders in line with its mission to drive UK growth.
BCC is the trade association for all sectors of the UK ceramic manufacturing industry
The Ceramics Society is a division of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining IOM3 a major UK engineering institution whose activities encompass the whole materials cycle
The UK Chapter of The American Ceramic Society serves ACerS members in the UK for the purpose of promoting the arts and sciences connected with ceramics and glass science and engineering.
UK Chapter of the American Ceramic Society,
British Ceramic Confederation
Transfer Manager for Advanced Materials,
Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
Innovation Lead - Advanced Materials,