Thursday, October 27, 2011

News: Innovation: From Inception to Commercialisation


The University of Sheffield is hosting an event next month focusing on successful collaboration between research and industry.

Business and Innovation Network, Sheffield (BIN@Sheffield2011) will take place from the November 2 - 4 at the Showroom Workstation in Sheffield and will include a wide variety of activities including workshops, exhibitions, networking and dinners.

The first day has attracted an international line up of speakers to set the context by highlighting current political and funding priorities as well as the importance of universities engaging with industry to translate research into economic and wider social benefits.

Day two and three of the event are focused around moderated and themed workshops bringing together industry, academia and the public sector to share experiences around innovation, develop opportunities for collaboration within a diverse range of topics. For example day two includes a workshop on offshore wind power asking the fundamental questions of whether we can rely on offshore wind energy as well as an in depth exploration of how new materials, processes and technologies are changing the face of dentistry through cross disciplinary research and working.

Professor Richard Jones, pro-vice chancellor at the University of Sheffield, said: "We're delighted to be working in partnership with academia, industry and the public sector to organise the second "BIN@" event here in the UK.

"At the University of Sheffield we believe that it is not enough to do excellent research alone; that research needs to be driven by real societal needs and carried out in partnership with industry."

One of the best examples is The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham. It is a £100m collaboration among more than 40 partner organisations, comprising world leaders in the aerospace supply chain, key government offices and international academic institutions.

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