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New collaboration with university to advance UK engineering

Published: Thursday, 29 September 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

A new collaboration between the National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) and the University of Southampton is set to present innovative opportunities to businesses and advance UK engineering.

The Impactech Hub will provide NMI – a leading industry organisation for electronics – member companies with access to the University’s world-leading research expertise. 

As a result, the hub is expected to bring businesses and experts together from a wide range of sectors including data and security, electronics, communications, smart sensing, nanotechnology and autonomous systems, allowing for development and collaboration to find innovative solutions.

The hub’s mission is to support collaboration between NMI member companies and University of Southampton researchers and educators, helping the UK to retain its leading position in the electronic systems and technology industry. 

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Dean of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Southampton, said: “We feel the new hub has great potential to extend the support and capabilities of the University towards wider industrial engagement, particularly with SMEs, where there are well-documented challenges to overcome.”

Main focus of the hub

One of the main aspects that the hub will focus on is to hold regular networking events, which will present opportunities for students, staff and NMI members to hear about the latest challenges and development in vital areas of university research.

The hub will also connect SMEs that have common interests together, grant access to student projects, and target the recruitment of graduates.

With over 80% of the industry being SMEs, the ultimate aim of the hub is to increase their visibility and market penetration, as well as provide support with their technical development.

Collaboration funding will also be made available as well as access research activities such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and opportunities with Innovate UK, Local Area Partnerships and Horizon 2020.

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