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Energy TechElevator 2017
Wed 22 March 2017, 13:00 – 16:00 GMT
Imperial College London is a global leader for science and engineering led innovation. The fundamental and applied research developed in labs across the university have far-reaching potential impact. The TechElevator, which is supported by the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace and the university’s pathways to impact fund, will showcase Energy related innovations and well as outline the innovation pipeline at the college from ideation to commercialisation.
On behalf of Imperial College Advanced Hackspace and Energy Futures Lab, we would like to invite you to the first Energy TechElevator 2017 event held on the 22 March between 13:00 and 16:00 here at Imperial College London.
The event is being hosted by Dr Billy Wu of the Dyson School Engineering and will showcase energy related innovations as well as outline the innovation pipeline at Imperial College London from ideation to commercialisation.
The purpose of the event is to facilitate sharing of ideas and to give you an opportunity to get in touch directly with Imperial researchers working on cutting-edge research that has potential for commercial exploitation.
Format of this Energy TechElevator:
+ Welcome - Dr. Billy Wu
+ Professor Nigel Brandon - Vice-dean for Research Faculty of Engineering - Ceres Power, from concept to commercialisation: an academics perspective
+ Innovation works pipeline - Advanced Hackspace, Enterprise Lab, Corporate Partnership, Imperial Innovations
+ Coffee break and demo day exploration
+ Invited talk from a college spin-out company
+ Various research pitches
+ Panel discussion
Details of the talk:
Title: Ceres Power, from concept to commercialisation: an academics perspective
The presentation will discuss the authors own experience in spinning out a company from Imperial College based on around ten years of fundamental science, then growing the business to a commercial scale. The presentation will discuss issues around IP and research, balancing academic and commercial endeavour, engagement with industry and funders, and identifying when science can be translated into commercial opportunity.
Prof Nigel Brandon OBE FREng is Vice Dean for Research in the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College London, Director of the Sustainable Gas Institute, and Director of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Supergen Hub. He was a founder of the UK fuel cell company Ceres Power in 2000, acting as CEO to 2003, CTO to 2006 and chief scientist to 2009. He currently chairs the company's Technical Advisory Board. He was awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal in 2007 for his contribution to engineering leading to commercial exploitation, and the 2014 ASME Francis Bacon medal for his contribution to fuel cell science and engineering.
These will be complement by a series of short presentations from a wide range of energy researchers with commercial potential including:
- RELAB (Prof David Payne, Department of Materials)
- SweetGen (Prof Anthony Kucernak, Department of Chemistry)
- COPES (Dr Deniz Gunduz, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
- HOUSE (Dr Deborah Adkins, Dyson School of Design Engineering)
- SmartFrequency/SmartVoltage (Dr Danilo Mandic, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
Here is a digital copy of the booklet about this event. Please feel free to grab one.
Other events happening in the Enterprise Week:
There are also other events happening that week such as ICAH Showcase, Althea-Imperial Final, Venture Catalyst Challenge, and others exciting events! Please feel free to visit this link for more details.
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