Panel session: Driving innovation through industry academia collaboration

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Register now for our May 17th expert panel session with Babcock International, University of Strathclyde, High Value Manufacturing catapult, University of Edinburgh and Koolmill Ltd exploring the benefits and challenges of industry academia collaboration


This session will explore the importance of industry / academia - a key strength for the UK – and examine the way in which the relationship between engineering organisations and the UK’s academic research base is helping to drive innovation and translate research into real world solutions.
Running from 11 AM (UK time) on Tuesday May 17th the session, which is supported by Babcock International Group, will bring together a mix of leading academic researchers and industrialists to explore the value of this relationship and share practical examples of how industry and academia can work together.

Key discussion areas / agenda:

  • Benefits and challenges of industry / academia collaboration
    • Best practice examples of industry / academia collaboration
    • Setting a framework for effective collaboration
    • Driving academia’s responsiveness to industrial requirements
    • Enabling knowledge transfer between industry and academia
    • Driving collaboration with digitalization
    • Using collaboration to grow and enrich the engineering skills base


Tue, May 17, 2022 · 11:00 AM London (GMT 1:00)


Dr Jon Hall - Chief Innovation & Technology Officer Babcock International Group
Professsor Stephen McArthur - Associate Principal and Executive Dean of Engineering University of Strathclyde
Laura Mackie - Business Development Executive, Edinburgh University
Jim Sibson - Group Head of Research and Partnerships Babcock International Group plc
Alec Anderson - Managing Director, Koolmill Systems
Prof Sam Turner - CTO, High Value Manufacturing Catapult

More panelists TBC