Inside Aston research showcase open for business

Main Building PR

19 February 2018

  • Aston University holds first ever Inside Aston event to show businesses how research can lead to growth
  • First event tailored for the manufacturing sector
  • To take place on Wednesday 28 February, 12:30–17:30. Book your place here.

Businesses of all sizes have been invited to discover how research done at Aston University can be applied to improve their prospects for the future.

Aston, one of the UK’s leading universities for business and the professions, will hold its first ever Inside Aston event on Wednesday 28 February – an afternoon of talks tailored to specific business sectors from the university's top researchers.

Speakers will break down their work into layman’s terms, emphasise its practical applications, and explain how the university can help integrate this knowledge into their business.

The first event, tailored for the manufacturing sector, will include the following presentations:

  • Aligning design, manufacturing and supply chain lifecycles to maximise return on investment (Aristides Matopoulos and Brian Price, School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  • Smart and sustainable supply chain logistics (Professor Ed Sweeney, Director of Aston Logistics & Systems Institute)
  • Servitization in manufacturing (Ali Bigdeli, Advanced Services Group)
  • Bioenergy, energy from waste and energy systems (Tim Miller, Deputy Director of the European Bioenergy Research Institute)


Professor Paul Maropoulos, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at Aston University, said: “At Aston we focus on high quality, exploitable research that has the potential to have an impact on the real world around us. We carry out research that is applicable to business and industry and like to consider our doors always open. The planned series of Inside Aston events is just one of the ways in which we engage with businesses in our community.”

A buffet lunch will be provided, as well as drinks and an opportunity for networking.

To book a place, visit the Eventbrite webpage.


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About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiaries – students, business and the professions, and our region and society. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students.  Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years and our students do extremely well in securing top jobs and careers.  Our strong relationships with industry partners mean we understand the needs of employers, which is why we are also ranked in the top 20 for graduate employability.

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