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Physical Sciences Industry Day to welcome businesses to Warwick

Physical Sciences Industry Day Businesses from around the country are coming to the University of Warwick to learn how they collaborate with one of the world’s leading research universities.

The Physical Sciences Industry Day will showcase Warwick’s research capabilities and how they can be directed towards the research development and productivity challenges of industry.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with Warwick researchers to discuss their business needs and learn how industrial research is driving the work of universities.

Held between 10.00-16.00 on the 19th March, the Physical Sciences Industry Day, which is free to attend and includes a complimentary lunch, will see presentations from Warwick’s Physical Science Departments (Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, WMG, Maths, and Life Sciences) as well as Jaguar Land Rover, Severn Trent Water, Lubrizol, Cadent and Thales.

Discussing the potential for businesses to collaborate with Warwick researchers, and what they would gain from attending the Physical Sciences Industry Day, John Hanna, Principal Research Fellow from the Department of Physics said:

“Academic input into UK industry, and its problems and challenges moving forward, is increasingly directing our research portfolios. The challenge for academia is to listen to industry’s challenges, position ourselves against their needs, and deliver important findings in a timely fashion.

“Initiating and maturing relationships with industry in this fashion benefits both parties on a long-term basis, to a point where our industry partners see us as a problem-solving hub to which we can be constantly approached.

“We look forward to welcoming all interested industry partners, irrespective of the size and financial capability of the companies involved.”

Discussing the capabilities and skills he and his colleagues would bring to businesses, Mr Hanna said:

“In my laboratory, with the techniques in which we possess world-class expertise, we can deliver to industry information on the short-range molecular scale which can aid understanding of the overall structure of the material, and thus assist in understanding its true function and value in the marketplace”.

13 March 2018


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