Bridging for Innovators (B4I) energy event

Innovation through insight

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B4I offers businesses unique access to a suite of high-tech scientific facilities and knowledge to fast-track solutions to industrial challenges.

Working closely with STFC research and innovation experts, companies can develop projects that address specific innovation challenges which will make a step-change to their business.

Come and join us at Warwick Manufacturing Group (International Digital Laboratory) on 15th January 2019 to find out how B4I can support companies in the energy sector.

Why should you attend?

  • Understand the benefits of gaining free access to world-class scientific facilities and expertise through the B4I programme
  • Learn more about the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and the current opportunities for the energy sector
  • Discuss your innovation challenge directly with world leading experts from STFC
  • Tour WMG’s cutting edge Energy Innovation Centre
  • Meet and network with energy companies working on a range of different innovation challenges

How can STFC help Energy companies?

STFC explores radical new energy horizons and optimises technologies to overcome barriers to their efficient and economic use. From developing laser fusion and artificial photosynthesis techniques, to next generation hydrogen storage and batteries, STFC supports work towards a new era of safe, efficient, affordable energy.

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Previous challenges tackled by STFC include:


  • Andrew Anderson – Royal Commission 1851 Industrial Research Fellow, Oxford nanoSystems
  • Mohammed Belal – Business Development Director, MIRICO
  • Ian Ellerington – Head of Technology Transfer, Faraday Institution
  • David Greenwood – Professor, Advanced Propulsion Systems, WMG
  • Tim Hughes – Head of Research Projects / Principal Scientist Energy Storage, Siemens
  • Jacqui Murray – Deputy Director, Faraday Battery Challenge, Innovate UK
  • Hugh Sutherland – Head of Development, ZapGo

Who should attend?

Those looking to overcome issues limiting the productivity of their company or organisation, including:

  • Technical business leads with an interest in STFC technologies and facilities
  • Companies seeking specific expertise and facilities to solve innovation challenges
  • Senior decision makers

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Last updated: 03 January 2019


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