Aston University to showcase industrial successes

KTP Showcase
KTP Showcase

Aston University is encouraging local businesses to come along to campus to find out more about the ways that knowledge exchange projects can help businesses to innovate, improve and grow. 

Aston University’s Research and Enterprise Office is inviting businesses to their annual exhibition and networking event, featuring a poster competition and showcase of their Innovate UK sponsored Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) and Collaborative R & D (CR&D) projects on Wednesday 29th March from 5-7pm.

The event is an opportunity to find out more about KTP and CR&D projects and to discover how engaging with a University could benefit businesses. It is also an opportunity to find out about the variety of projects that Aston is currently involved with and how Aston works in partnership with local and national companies for mutual benefit. 

KTP is a UK-wide programme enabling businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance by accessing the knowledge and expertise available within UK Universities. KTPs can make a huge impact on the businesses involved. Innovate UK CR&D projects are established to solve specific technical or societal challenges. These are industry-led projects, typically involving a consortium of industrial and academic partners. Both schemes are funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, so offer a cost-efficient way for businesses to innovate. 

Our current projects will display a poster, and prizes will be awarded for the best posters by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Alec Cameron. There will also be a display of the impact of recently completed projects as well as planned future projects. The event will be an excellent opportunity to network with some of Aston's world class academics, representatives from business and the teams who are working on the projects.

Emily Wakefield of Aston University said “We look forward to welcoming guests from the local business community to our networking and showcase event. This event will help you find out more about the benefits of collaborating with a University.”

To book a place please visit https://goo.gl/WQjeeF.  For more information or any other queries about the event, please contact our Industry Projects Manager Emily Wakefield by emailing ktp@aston.ac.uk or call 0121 204 3396.