National Microelectronics Institute


Starting Small, Thinking Big: Entry-level funded R&D opportunities in Electronic Systems


University of the West of England, UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Bristol BS34 8QZ

Wed 10 Apr 2013
930 - 1530

Free to attend

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Used properly, publicly funded R&D can be a valuable way for companies to develop products, ideas and people. Successful projects and programmes in electronic systems are often built from small, carefully planned beginnings.


The purpose of this event is to inform organisations of the type of opportunity that is available, including SMART and KTP funding, from the Technology Strategy Board. In particular, detailed information will be given on the current KTP Call opportunity in Resilient Energy from the Technology Strategy Board.


Outline Agenda


9.30 Registration, Coffee and Networking


10.00 Introduction to UWE        Prof. Martin Boddy, UWE


10.15 The public funding landscape for entry-level R&D    Alastair McGibbon, NMI


10.45 The TSB Call for KTPs in Resilient Energy    Christian Inglis, Technology Strategy Board


11.05 Introduction to KTP and responding to the KTP Call    Howard Nicholls, KTP Advisor, SW and Wales


11.25 Support from the ESP KTN   Paul Huggett, ESP KTN


11.35 KTP Case Study      Dr. Matt Studley, UWE, Bristol Robotics Laboratory


12.05 Lunch and Networking


13.30 KTP Case Studies   Linda Hyder, University of Greenwich


14.00 SMART Awards       James Heydari, Technology Strategy Board


14.30 SMART and Eurostars Case Studies     Bruno Johnson, Cascoda


15.00 Close


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