Pictured from left to right: Professor Dave Robertson, Charlotte Lee-Woolf, Dr Stephen Wallace, Afshin Mehrpouya, Dr Jenni Garden, Professor Andy Mount and Henry Jeffrey.
Around 200 academics and representatives from industry, funders and other partner organisations joined us at our annual showcase and dinner on Thursday 16 June.
The event was organised and hosted on behalf of the College of Science and Engineering to celebrate our partner relationships and ten years of the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), which promotes industry collaboration and impact from research.
A sustainability and circular economy-themed showcase was hosted by Charlotte Lee-Woolf, Business Development Manager for Social Responsibility and Sustainability. The showcase highlighted the University’s world-class expertise with keynote speakers presenting the latest research from across the Schools of Engineering, Chemistry, Biological Sciences and the Business School. Representatives from organisations including M&S, SGN, IBM and Scottish Enterprise/Government heard from leading researchers and Edinburgh Innovations commercialisation experts about how we can help industry innovate.
At the dinner, Professor Dave Robertson, Head of the College of Science and Engineering thanked our partners for their continued support and raised a glass to celebrate science and engineering collaboration success at the University of Edinburgh.
Alex Peden, Head of Regional Engagement Scotland at EPSRC said:
Making sure the research we fund has impact is fundamental to EPSRC, the IAA is one of our key routes to enable researchers to realise that impact. We’re delighted to be celebrating 10 years of our partnership with University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Innovations, as well as the resulting industry collaborations, here tonight.
New collaborative opportunities have already been identified, with follow-up meetings in the diary.