The School of Physics and Astronomy (SPA) is introducing a new “business club” - aimed at fostering our research connections with industry and the wider society. Today's research funding environment places a high value of impact, which creates new challenges for scientists and new opportunities for interactions between academia and industry. Fundamental to physics are microscopic interaction cross-sections and fundamental to new initiatives are interactions between individuals. Hence the upcoming ``Cross-sections at SPA'' event on Feb. 4.
This event starts at 4 pm in the G.O. Jones Lecture Theatre, with a short introduction from QMUL academics about what sorts of things we do, followed by a “speed networking” session on the 6th floor. The idea here is that we each get 3 minutes to learn what each other are interested in (an SPA academic and someone from a company), and then swap chairs with the next person. After that, there will be a light supper, some wine and a chance to follow up on any interests that you have with the people there. Information about research at SPA can be obtained from our web-pages and a short summary is in our school brochure you can download here. [PDF 204KB]
Interested SPA members and companies can sign up at the following link
We also welcome external enquiries about the ``SPA business club.'' The Director of Research Dr. Ramgoolam and the Director of Innovation and Impact Dr Alan Drew will be very happy to hear from businesses interested in developing research links with the SPA.