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FIRED-Up - Faculty Industry Research Engagement Day

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT)

FIRED-Up - Faculty Industry Research Engagement Day

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[Title of the event]: Faculty Industrial Research Engagement Day (FIRED-Up)

[Place]: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus

[Date]: Wednesday 6th November 2019  

[Start and end time]: 8.30am-5pm


The Faculty of Science and Engineering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will be showcasing its research excellence to specially invited innovative and R&D oriented companies at the Faculty Industrial Research Engagement Day (FIRED-Up) on 6th November 2019.



The event will:

  • provide you with cutting-edge insight into leading R&D and new technologies
  • give an overview of the UK funding landscape and funding opportunities available
  • broaden your network and enable you to make meaningful connections
  • highlight the resources, skills and facilities available at QMUL to support your business


Programme Agenda

8:30-9:15         Registration / Tea, Coffee & pastries
9:15-11:15       Keynote Speakers
11:15-11:40     Refreshments and Networking
11:40-13:00     Parallel thematic sessions:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data
  • Life Science Innovation
  • Intelligent Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Energy and Environments

13:00-14:00     Lunch and Showcase: Posters and demonstrations
14:00-15:30     Routes of Engagement & Case studies
15:30-16:55     Networking drinks and Showcase: Posters and demonstrations
16:30-16:40     Closing summary – How to take things forward


Confirmed Keynote Speakers

  • Paul Mason, Director - Responsive Programmes, Innovate UK
  • Professor Colin Bailey,President and Principal, QMUL on "QMUL’s Strategy 2030”
  • Professor Wen Wang, Vice-Principal and Executive Dean (Science & Engineering), QMUL on “The Faculty of Science and Engineering”
  • Jan Taylor, Senior Portfolio Manager, EPSRC on “University & Business Engagement”
  • Dr Philippa Lloyd, Vice-Principal (Policy and Strategic Partnerships), QMUL on “How to take things forward“



Confirmed Speakers for Routes of Engagement

  • Richard Lamb, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Manage, Innovate UK on “Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)”
  • Professor David Lee, Deputy Vice Principal - Research (Enterprise), QMUL on “London Institute of Technology (LITT)”
  • Professor James Busfield Professor of Materials, Director of Industrial Engagement (SEMS), QMUL on “Industrial engagement through undergraduate and postgraduate projects”
  • Professor Richard Pickersgill, Professor of Structural Biology, Head of School (SBCS), QMUL on “Industrially supported PhD studentship projects”
  • Paula Alessandro, Legal Manager, QMI on “Navigating IP”
  • Dr Adam Daykin, Head of Technology Transfer, QMI on “Introduction to QMI, Proof of Concept and IAA Funds”


Parallel Thematic Sessions

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data to include expertise in big data, machine learning and AI, complex structure and ethics
  • Life Science Innovation to include novel drug delivery, digital health, robotics, biomaterials, and biomechanics and mechanobiology
  • Intelligent infrastructure to include materials engineering and physics, mechanical engineering, robotics and design, intelligent sensing and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Sustainable energy and environments to include sustainable energy, energy storage, animal and network ecology and river communities


Confirmed speakers include:

World-leading academics

Company speakers

  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Satalia
  • Filament AI
  • Unilever
  • Sanofi
  • Fourth State medicine
  • Gaist Solutions
  • Perpetuum
  • Hamamatsu Photonics
  • The ExtraCare Charitable Trust
  • Severn Trent Water
  • FuturEnergy




Demonstrations of innovative technologies and research poster presentations from our leading academic groups.


Demonstrations will include:

  • Bela: a computing platform for creating interactive applications - Spun out from our research from the Centre of Digital Music into a start-up company
  • Molecular modelling and prediction of structural properties of crystalline materials (includes 3D glasses) with Crystal Maker – Successful KTP project developed a new software product
  • Novel flexible self-heating materials with LMK Thermosafe – Award-winning KTP built a new product for an electrically safe self-regulating heating element
  • A 3D exploration of Loggerhead turtle mobility patterns


Posters will include:

  • Who Watches the Watchmen: Exploring Complaints on the Web
  • Raphtory: Streaming analysis of distributed temporal graphs
  • Applications in natural product synthesis: A novel palladium-catalysed asymmetric allylic alkylation approach
  • Large scale data mining to reveal novel biological insights in retroelements
  • Reducing Aircraft Noise During Take Off
  • Next generation Soft Robotics
  • Using Hydrophobic Materials to Produce Better Raincoats
  • High-Performance Flexible Perovskite Photovoltaics


This is a growing agenda with more details to be further confirmed!



FIRED-Up will be held on the Mile End Campus of Queen Mary University of London in Arts Two (Keynote and Parallel Thematic Sessions) and The Octagon (Lunch and Showcase).

Street Address:

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Mile End Road

London E1 4NS.


Nearest tube stations: Mile End and Stepney Green


Register for the FIRED-Up event here


Exhibiting or Sponsoring

If you would like to sponsor or exhibit at the event, please email Dr Charlie Ellis on or call on 0207 882 6968.

Have questions about FIRED-Up - Faculty Industry Research Engagement Day? Contact Rob Miles

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Octagon/Arts 2
Miles End Campus
Queen Mary University of London
E1 4NS London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT)

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