Physical Sciences Industry Day

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Wednesday, 19 September, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:00

Physical Sciences Industry Day




The Slate
Warwick University, Coventry CV4 7SH
United Kingdom

Do you work for a business with a focus on research and development?

We’ve collaborated with hundreds of businesses to help them thrive - from global corporates like Unilever, to forward-thinking regionally-based SMEs like Silson.

Join us at our Faculty of Science Industry Day event on 19th September 2018 to hear directly from our company partners on how working with Warwick has benefitted their businesses, and the different options of how Warwick can support your business to innovate, grow and succeed.

Through a mixture of presentations and table discussions, the event will enable you to:

  • Discover how Warwick can help your business accelerate Research & Development
  • Connect with other businesses, Warwick academics and business advisors to network and share common challenges
  • Have 1 to 1 meetings with experienced research staff to discuss your research challenges

Discuss the four Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges with key staff at Warwick with expertise in these areas

  • Artificial Intelligence and Data
  • Ageing Society
  • Clean Growth
  • Future of Mobility

Tour Warwick’s world-class research facilities available to industry

For any further information related to the Industry Day, please contact Maxine Haddleton via the email and telephone number: or 024 76 5 73359


  • 09.30: Registration
  • 10.00:Welcome - Kerry Kirwan (WMG) – The Industrial Strategy, Warwick and Industry, 15 minute tandem-style presentations with 5 minute Q&A
  • 10.20 Chemistry, Tim Bugg and Paul Mines, CEO, Biome Technologies
  • 10.40 Physics, Mark Newton and Element Six
  • 11.00 Coffee Break
  • 11.30 - 11.50 WMG, Mark Williams and DCS Mark Payne Head of West Midlands Police Force CID
  • 11.50 Engineering, Mike Chappell and James Yates & Amy Cheung, Principal Scientist & Clinical Pharmacologist, Astra Zeneca, Cambridge
  • 12.10 Computer Science, Stephen Jarvis and industry partner
  • 12.30 Networking Lunch
  • 13.30 EPSRC/Innovate (Engineering/Manufacturing) - funding presentation
  • 13.50 Warwick Strategy & Policy Sam Hardy - Degree Apprenticeships & opportunities to partner with Warwick. The WMCA Skills Deal and the skills plan for Coventry & Warwickshire.
  • 14.10 Warwick Ventures – Kevin Marks
  • 14.30: Networking and tours, Each table to run 4 sets of 30 minute discussions. Tours to last 1 hour. Ability to mix and match discussions and tours attended. 4 table discussions around grand challenges:
    • Artificial Intelligence and Data - Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are general purpose technologies already starting to transform the global economy.
    • Ageing Society - how to harness the power of innovation to help meet the needs of an ageing society.
    • Clean Growth - the development, manufacture and use of low carbon technologies, systems and services.
    • Future of Mobility - using innovations in engineering, technology and business models to shape the future of mobility.
    • Further tables hosted by departments for individual enquiries.
    • Tours of Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and the Research Technology Platforms (RTPs) available.
  • 16.30: Event closes

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