WMG welcomes Professor Sir Mark Walport
WMG was delighted to welcome today, Professor Sir Mark Walport FRS, the Government Chief Scientific Advisor, accompanied by Dr Rupert Lewis, Director of the Government Office for Science.
Sir Mark had the opportunity to discuss science, engineering and wealth creation innovations from WMG and how WMG works side-by-side with industry to enable the creation and delivery of innovative new products, processes and services. After meeting with Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, he undertook a tour of WMG’s world-class research facilities, including the International Manufacturing Centre and the Energy Innovation Centre.
He learned more about the work in Intelligent Vehicles, including our state-of-the-art ‘3xD Inside the 3xD Simulator for Intelligent Vehicles Simulator for Intelligent Vehicles’ and our work with local partner RDM to explore and evaluate driverless pods. As well as seeing the expansion of our Energy Innovation Centre with our electric vehicle research; and showing how digital healthcare and cyber security research are translating fundamental scientific research at WMG into implementation in industry, healthcare and the service sector.
Commenting on the visit, Professor Lord Bhattacharyya said: “It was a great pleasure to be able to show Sir Mark the impact that WMG’s research has on industry, and society, so he could see first-hand the research projects we are working on.”