16 November 2009
Venue: The Octagon, Mile End Campus
Professor Simon Gaskell, Principal
Professor Ursula Martin, Director of impactQM
Professor Adrian Smith, Director of Science and Research at DIUS
Professor Chris Bishop, Microsoft Research and 2008 Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer
Professor Dave Delpy, Chief Executive EPSRC
Professor Peter Grindrod, mathematician and entrepreneur
Dr Lincoln Wallen, Head of Research and Development at Dreamworks Animation
Queen Mary, University of London is launching a ground-breaking knowledge transfer project, which aims to create a new generation of science and engineering professional – one who is equally at home in both academia and in industry.
ImpactQM will make a fundamental difference to the way universities, government and companies look at the impact of world-class science and technology research.
With funding of nearly £3m from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) over three years, the scheme will link early career researchers with selected industry partners, allowing them to work on projects which transfer Queen Mary’s leading edge EPSRC funded research into business, exploiting our existing strengths in materials, electronic and mechanical engineering, and computer science.
In turn, the early career researchers will be mentored in the skills required to transfer research into economic impact for the UK, leading to a new breed of researcher with both the technical and business abilities to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.
The scheme will give our industry partners the opportunity to directly influence the research agenda; ensuring that Queen Mary is at the cutting-edge of research application.
For more information see: www.qmul.ac.uk/impactqm [new window]