Science researchers and experts welcome industry partners to Loughborough University

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Each year, Loughborough University’s School of Science invites industry partners to meet its experts to develop mutually beneficial relationships and drive innovation.

This year’s event is on Wednesday 20 September 2023 at 11.00am, starting with welcome drinks and networking in S-Building at the West End of campus.

There will be short talks and open discussions from researchers, experts and industry partners as well as opportunities to visit research facilities.

Innovation is at the heart of the University’s activities, enhancing the student experience, creating impact from research, and driving regional prosperity through Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) as well as economic development partnerships.

The School of Science works in partnership with a diverse range of external organisations to benefit everyday lives. Some notable examples include:

  • Derbyshire-based Millitec Food Systems – a specialist in food production automation – who partnered with our AI specialists to create a unique sandwich-making robot, featuring the latest embedded artificial intelligence technology.
  • Intelligent Energy – a global leader in PEM fuel cell technology, first launched as a University spin-out during the 1980s – has its headquarters and manufacturing base on LUSEP, with additional offices and representation in the US, Japan, South Korea and China. Underpinned by automotive engineering and chemistry research, Intelligent Energy’s sustainable technology has been successfully deployed to power airborne and road vehicles, and has applications across the logistics, construction and communication sectors.

The University works in partnership with a diverse range of external organisations to benefit everyday lives. It is among the top 20% of all English higher education providers for local growth and regeneration in Research England’s Knowledge Exchange Framework 2021. For example:

  • With Rolls-Royce, our research led to a fuel burn saving in the Trent XWB aeroengine that equates to a reduction of 70 million tonnes of CO2 per year.
  • With the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, our research into the Minimum Income Standard helped establish The Real Living Wage.

To find out more about the day’s programme and register your attendance on 20 September, please email Dr Ofonime Udoudo.