The EPC Crucible Project

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16 February 2022


9.30 Welcome and introduction

  • Prof Andy Alderson, Sheffield Hallam University and Chair of EPC Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Committee

9.35      Keynote: Igniting the Crucible

  • Prof John Perkins CBE

9.50      University – Industry linkages and engagement in the 4th Industrial Revolution: Evolution of best practice

  • Prof John Patsavellas, Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Management, Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre, Cranfield University

10.20    Break

10.25    Collaborating with industry for teaching and learning

  • Dr Nikita Hari, Dyson Institute of Engineering & Technology (Chair)
  • Dr Mike Murray, University of Strathclyde
  • Dr David Hughes, Teesside University and Dr Steve Jones, Siemens
  • Jake Godfrey, IET
  • Gareth Thomson, Aston University
  • Prof Simon Barrans, University of Huddersfield

10.55    Panel discussion

11.25    Break

11.35    Graduate employability and recruitment

  • Dr David Hughes, Teesside University (Chair)
  • Dr Corrina Cory, University of Exeter and Mr Nick Russill, TerraDat Geophysics Ltd and Steve Senior, Signbox Ltd.
  • Dr Salma Alarefi, University of Leeds
  • Dr Lisa Simmons and Mr Scott Pepper, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Bob Tricklebank, The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology and Sue Parr, University of Warwick
  • Dr Becky Selwyn, University of Bristol

12.05    Panel discussion

12.35    Lunch break

13.30    Knowledge Exchange

  • Dr Adrienne Houston, Managing Director Eurovacuum Products Ltd, RA Eng Visiting Professor University of Birmingham (Chair)
  • Prof Sa’ad Sam Medhat, IKE Institute
  • Dr Tom Allen, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Ben Ricketts, NMiTE
  • Prof Wayne Cranton and Alex Prince, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Kendra Gerlach, Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering and Justin Shaw, ExpertFile

14.00    Panel discussion

14.30    Break

14.35    Research

  • Dr Rob Deaves, Senior Principal Engineer, Dyson (Chair)
  • Prof Philipp Thies, University of Exeter
  • Prof Balbir S. Barn, Middlesex University
  • Dr Matteo Ceriotti, University of Glasgow
  • Dr Grazia Todeschini, King’s College London
  • Graeme Knowles, Dr Jane Andrews & Robin Clark, Warwick Manufacturing Group

15.05    Panel discussion

15.35    Break

15.40    Universities’ and business’ shared role in regional development

  • Dr Sarah Peers, New Model Institute for Technology & Engineering (Chair)
  • Prof Matt Boyle OBE, Newcastle University
  • Dr Mark Corbett, Teeside University
  • Mr Peter Gough, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Amer Gaffar and Dr Ian Madley, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Prof Tony Dodd, Staffordshire University

16.10    Panel discussion

16:40    Closing remarks

  • Prof Andy Alderson, Sheffield Hallam University and Chair EPC Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer Committee
  • 17:00    Ends

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