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Working with Academia. Marcia Jones marcia.jones@wales.gsi.gov.uk. Accessing Academia. Critical resource for the benefit of Industry ? Fundamental to the knowledge economy ? How can this be maximised?. Technology and Innovation. Academic links. Marketing Key events Material Research.

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working with academia

Working with Academia

Marcia Jones

marcia.jones@wales.gsi.gov.uk

accessing academia
Accessing Academia
  • Critical resource for the benefit of Industry ?
  • Fundamental to the knowledge economy ?
  • How can this be maximised?
technology and innovation
Technology and Innovation

Academic links

  • Marketing
  • Key events
  • Material
  • Research
  • Funding
  • Capital
  • Colloborative
  • research
  • Personel
  • Facilitation
  • Brokerage
  • Technology
  • Experts
  • Links to
  • industry

Around 20 people focused on this activity, several projects support :

International Relay Centre, CETIC, Know How

cetic
CETIC
  • Centres of Excellence for Technology and Industrial Collaboration
    • Accreditation scheme
      • All centres submitted a business plan and were part of a competitive bid
      • Decision based on track record of technology transfer and ability to deliver.
      • Strong focus within group on working with industry.
      • Need to show “ Best in Class” capability that is relevant to industry
      • Underpinned by relevant research
      • Internal structure to support this e.g contracts, pricing policy,
centre model

Teaching

Research

CETIC

Centre Model

The Centre is the key interface to industry, transferring

Knowledge and collaborative research,

learning is feedback into teaching

people are fundamental to this
People are fundamental to this
  • Commercial Manager – Technically qualified with industrial experience. Primary role: negotiating and interface, project scoping
  • Director - Sets the strategy, often and influential academic with track record of working with industry
nature of work
Nature of work
  • Short term – half a day consultancy can sometimes make a significant difference
  • Medium term – 1 to 9 months
  • Long term – collaborative research
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The role of Welsh Assembly Government
  • Fund the “ Commercial office”
    • Typically, Commercial manager + support staff
  • Monitor
    • Monthly numbers, annual reviews,
  • Networking, training
  • Facilitate/ introduce
    • Signposting for business, business intermediaries
  • Promote
    • Events, awareness raising within WAG, national and international – e.g. Paris air show, medica, CeBIT,
    • Bespoke marketing for individual CETICS
    • Targeted to specific companies/sectors
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ICT
  • CETICs
    • CAST , visualisation, 3 D volume graphics, human interaction
    • CASIS complex data systems, FMEA,automonous vehicles,
    • CEPE, Orange 3 G lab, Automotive test facility
  • Projects
    • Smart antennae
    • Digital signatures
    • Clear match magistrates court
  • Other
    • High Frequency lab Cardiff, next generation mobile networks
    • Institute of Advanced Telecoms, secure wireless, adhoc networking, telematics
environment and energy
Environment and Energy
  • CETICS
    • Renewable energy – creation/growth to combustion ( ABC, CARM,CAMS, CREWE)
    • Sustainable design and construction ( CEREA/CRIBE)
    • Waste elimination and minimisation ( PDR,CFP,CREWE,CEREA, CARM)
  • Projects
    • Willow for Wales
    • Growth and refining of high sugar crops
    • Gas Turbine test facility
    • Low energy building
  • Other
    • Glamorgan, Power Electronics, CAZ
aerospace and automotive
Aerospace and Automotive
  • CETICs
    • High performance materials development and testing ( Materials) including composites and Bio Composites ( CARM)
    • Finite element analysis, CFD ( C2EC)
    • Software and communications /telematics
    • Combustion testing, engine development ( CREWE)
    • Automotive electronics test lab Summer 06 ( CEPE)
  • Other
    • Power electronics
    • Fuel Cells Glamorgan
bioscience
Bioscience
  • CETICS
    • Natural product development applied to many industries – food, constructions, cosmetics, healthcare CARM/ ABC(IGER)
    • Medical device development
    • Wound care and monitoring
    • Surface engineering ( complex fluids)
    • Lab on a chip
    • BioSensor development
    • Aquaculture, coastal environment
  • Other
    • ILS, CUBRIC, PET
product development
Product Development
  • Strong grounding in all aspects from Concept to marketing finished product
    • National Centre for product design ( PDR)
    • Manufacturing Engineering Sector ( MEC)
    • Civil and computational Engineering ( C2EC)
    • Centre Electronic Product Engineering ( CEPE)
    • Centre Advanced Software and Intelligent Systems ( CASIS)
    • Wolfson Magnetics
  • Examples Invertek Drives
in summary
In Summary

Universities have the ability to contribute to a company’s growth

  • CETICs are a proven way of accessing this ability
  • Technology and innovation can facilitate this in numerous ways
  • Contacts:
    • Marcia 029 20368492
    • Bethan 029 20368410
      • bethan.sheridan-jones@wales.gsi.gov.uk