Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) are relaunching their Industrial Solutions events for 2018/19. Supported by Innovate UK, UKRI, ZEISS, the University’s own Research and Innovation team and funded by ERDF, PEMC invites industrial partners old and new to join us on the main University campus to discover what Electron Microscopy could do for your business.
Over the next 18 months, PEMC will host a series of events that will focus specifically on sectors identified within the UK government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and priority areas for the HOTSW Local Enterprise Partnership. Companies are warmly invited to join us for any or all of these free events, to learn more about our services, existing collaborations and future opportunities, and how your business could benefit. These events are designed to be informative, relevant and useful in terms of practical analysis, funding opportunities and networking opportunities.
The first event will take place on Thursday 15 November 2018 during Plymouth Enterprise Week, and will feature feature James Bradbury from SW Metal Finishing Ltd and Steve Cooper on behalf of Ramer Ltd explaining how they have already used the enhanced capability of the new FIB-SEM to develop a new product and to gain a better understanding of the materials and processes they use.
Josie Gough from Innovate UK and Dan Philips from ZEISS will also be on hand to talk about the latest funding opportunities for companies looking to grow their businesses and take advantage of the government’s Industrial Strategy.
15 November 2018: celebration of the Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project (PMCP) to date
7 February 2019: engineering and aerospace
10 April 2019: photonics and microelectronics
18 July 2019: healthy ageing/biomedical
18 September 2019: marine technology
20 November 2019: new energy/renewables
12 February 2020: geoscience
2 April 2020: celebration event
The sessions are primarily aimed at the following audience with no restrictions on attendance.
- Devon-based companies (with less than 250 employees) looking to develop new products – particularly those who work in advanced engineering, photonics, microelectronics, manufacturing, composites, robotics or new energy.
- Larger companies in the same sectors.
- Business groups (e.g. members of Plymouth Manufacturers Group, North Devon Manufacturing Association, Hi Tech Forum, SW Business Council, EEF)
- Business support organisations.
Events are free to attend but booking is essential via the above link.
Contact Claire Pearce, PCMP Manager for details.