Archive October 2018

Midlands Innovation Commercialisation of Research Accelerator Launch

This was an interesting launch of  MICRA. 

You’ll be able to see from the link, that 8 Universities have come together with Research England to harness the emerging technology and give it the push its’ needed towards commercialisation

It was interesting, I did wonder whether the scheme/ Universities will be able to resource the transition processes. Noting that these are prime research bodies, they don’t by definition, have the experience of commercialisation of innovation (generally) .

Its one thing developing Tech its another skill set that is needed to bring the Customer expectation though to the research teams.

It will be interesting to see how this is handled.



Specialised Vehicle Event 15th October

👍 TaBA Associates Initial feedback~ in advance of the comprehensive slide deck,

Hosted by the KTN  at London Fire Brigade

Ryan Fisher, KTN and Venn Chesterton, Innovate UK gave a good introduction to the event.

Recognising that Specialist Vehicles is a unique grouping made up , in part, by

Construction, Waste , Emergency and Support Agencies

IDP15 £22 millions with a deadline of 6th December 2018. If you miss this calling , then there is likely to be a repeat next year ( 12 months)

Dr. Anna Wise gave a brief overview of the Faraday Initiative

Brian Robinson of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, gave an overview and Lessons from Recent Projects.

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