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Royce Materials Accelerator Forum 2018

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National Graphene Institute, The University of Manchester

Booth Street East

Manchester

M13 9PL

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The Henry Royce Institute, supported by its founding partners and UK government, is focused on accelerating the commercialisation of advanced materials, by directly supporting startups, spin-outs, SMEs and large corporates, with advice, expertise and facilities access.

The Royce Materials Accelerator Forum 2018 is a significant milestone in this mission. The first in a series of events, we are bringing together the SMEs leading materials innovation in the UK, with funders, advisors, and supporters.

DELEGATES CAN EXPECT:

  • Information on Royce funding opportunities for research projects and facilities access and how to apply

  • Success stories from established and growing materials-focused start-ups

  • A breakout session on Transport and Battery Technology with Jacqui Murray, Deputy Director Faraday Challenge

  • A breakout session on Biomedical Materials with Prof Sarah Cartmell, Royce Core Area Champion

  • One-to-one sessions with academics, technicians, and facilities managers to discuss specific needs for your organisation

  • Insights on the materials research and development landscapes, and opportunities for business

PARALLEL STREAMS:

  • Health and Biomedical sector focus

  • Transport and Electrification

  • Funding and Knowledge Transfer focus


The Materials Accelerator Forum will focus on facilities, support and funding available to SMEs to innovate and grow.

Parallel sessions will also focus specifically on the Health and Biomedical sectors and a more general session on funding and knowledge transfer. There will also be the opportunity for one-to-one discussions on Royce facilities and expertise access and support.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • SMEs, startups and spin-outs that:

  • Gain advantage from advanced materials

  • Apply materials science in the health or biomedical sector

  • Apply materials science for transport, electrification and related energy efficiency challenges

AGENDA

09.30 – 10.10 Registration, Refreshments & Networking

10.15 – 10.30 Welcome – ‘The Royce as an accelerator’ (Chris Barkey, Interim CEO, Henry Royce Institute)

10.30 – 12.00 Plenary session

  • (Prof Philip Withers, Cheif Scientist, Henry Royce Institute)
  • (Jacqui Murray, Deputy Director, Faraday Challenge, Innovate UK)
  • (Richard Gunn, Head of Advanced Materials, EPSRC)
  • (Brian McCarthy, Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTN)

12.00 – 12.50 Lunch and networking

13.15 – 15.05 Parallel sessions :

  • Sector focus: Health and Biomedical
  • Sector focus: Transport & Electrification
  • Funding and knowledge transfer

15.30 – 16.00 Closing plenary session – next steps

16.00 – 17.00 Drinks reception

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